DATELINE KUALA LUMPUR:
WELL-KNOWN DISABLED ACTIVIST Chong Tuck Meng, 52, is beginning to show signs of improvement since he slipped into a coma yesterday shortly after a kidney operation on Friday.
"My husband is now able to move his hands and open his eyes. I am indeed thankful for this. The doctors say this is a very good sign although Chong is not out of danger yet," said Elizabeth Chong on the telephone to PET+BLOGSPOT this morning from Gleneagles Hospital.
"The specialists are doing their very best for his recovery. I would
like to appeal to all who know my husband to continue praying for him," she added.
|Chong, third from left, handing a memorandum to Suhakam on the disabled|
Chong who has been using a wheelchair for more than 30 years after a road accident is a tetraplegic.
He developed breathing difficulties on Friday after his surgery and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where he slipped into a coma.
Chong who hails from Bentong in Pahang is actively involved in disability sports in the country. He is also one of the most outspoken disabled advocates who has called for better healthcare for Malaysians with disabilities, personal assistant care for profoundly disabled people and a monthly allowance of RM500 for all disabled people which are still not available in the nation.
Chong is a member of Petpositive. He actively receives therapy from his pet goldfishes.
More updates this afternoon.