Urgent Fundraising – Oveen A/L Edward Vathamoney (Bacterial Heart Infection)



It was so misfortunate for this Indian man, who suffered from kidney failure. While waiting for his kidney transplant, the doctor once again diagnosed him with heart infection. He needs to undergo antibiotic treatment for six weeks, but the treatment fee is amounting to RM120,000. His family could only afford RM73,000, but they are unable to bear the remaining RM47,000. They are pleading the public to help them with the medical fee.

51-year-old Oveen A/L Edward Vathamoney from Paya Terubong in Penang was diagnosed with kidney failure few years ago. He was supposed to undergo kidney transplant in 2020 but the surgery was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

On September 12, Oveen went to the hospital to seek treatment due to persistent fever, breathing difficulties and low blood pressure. After some examinations, the doctor confirmed that he has heart infection. At that time, the doctor provided him with two treatment plans – first to undergo antibiotic treatment; and if the antibiotic treatment does not work, then a heart surgery is required.

Fortunately, antibiotic treatment showed its effectiveness in Oveen’s condition. His condition has been stabilised and he does not need to undergo heart surgery. He can continue with the antibiotic treatment, but the fee for antibiotic treatment for six weeks is RM120,000.

【He is a kidney failure patient awaiting for kidney transplant from his younger brother】

Oveen suffered from kidney failure. He has been undergoing dialysis for more than 10 years. Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) covers half of the cost of dialysis each time, and the family needs to bear RM100 by themselves. For this round of hospitalisation, his wife managed to borrow a total of RM73,000 from their friends and relatives to pay for the medical expenses, but they are unable to bear the remaining RM47,000.

Oveen was a technician working in a factory before he fell sick. He is unable to work after suffering from kidney disease. The 53-year-old wife, Poovaneswary A/P Chinniah is the sole breadwinner of the family. She works as a kindergarten teacher and the couple has a 13-year-old son.

The family is unable to afford the remaining medical expenses, hence they came forward to seek help from One Hope Charity. After reviewing the case and the family’s condition, One Hope Charity decided to help him to raise the remaining RM47,000 medical fee.

Family agrees to allow One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.

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