Latar Belakang PDK Selayang

PDK Selayang (Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Selayang) telah ditubuhkan pada 1hb Sept 1991, oleh sekumpulan ibubapa kepada kanak-kanak kurang upaya (pada masa tersebut dipanggil sebagai kanak-kanak istimewa) yang anak-anak mereka telah dikeluarkan dari pembelajaran wajib di sekolah-sekolah aliran perdana di Selayang, dengan alasan mereka (OKU tersebut) "tidak boleh belajar". Alasan sebenar Guru Besar sekolah-sekolah tersebut ialah mereka takut graf pencapaian sekolah akan menurun.

Bermula dengan 15 orang kanak-kanak kurang upaya kelas diadakan sekali seminggu pada setiap hari Sabtu dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 1:00 tengahari, dengan dilatih oleh seorang Petugas PDK (panggilan Cikgu PDK pada masa tersebut) iaitu Puan Noraini Othman.

Hari ini PDK Selayang telah berkembang pesat dengan jumlah pelatih OKU PDK seramai 102 orang melalui beberapa program iaitu Kelas Harian EIP, Kelas Harian LPV, Kelas Harian Pemulihan Perubatan (Pemulihan Anggota, Pemulihan Pertuturan dan Pemulihan Carakerja), Lawatan ke Rumah dan Program Rumah Kelompok (lelaki).

Kumpulan Sasar Utama: OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)

Kumpulan Sasar Tambahan: Anak-Anak Yatim, Kanak-Kanak Kurang Bernasib Baik, Ibu Tunggal/Ibu Tinggal, Warga Emas dan Keluarga Miskin (dari lingkungan kumpulan sasar utama)

Kelas Harian EIP: 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 8:30am-12:30pm.

Kelas Harian LPV (Latihan Pemulihan Vokasional): 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Kelas harian Pemulihan Perubatan pula dijalankan seperti berikut:

Pemulihan Anggota: 5 hari/minggu; 8:30-11:30am; untuk OKU dari keluarga miskin dan berpendapatan rendah. Sabtu & Ahad pula dikhaskan kepada OKU yang keluarganya mampu bayar penuh kos pakar (OKU dari keluarga kaya).

Pemulihan Pertuturan: 3 hari/minggu 8:30am- 12:00pm; untuk OKU dari keluarga berpendapan rendah dan miskin dan hari 2 hari dalam seminggu dikhaskan untuk OKU dari keluarga kaya yang mampu membayar kos pakar.

Pemulihan Carakerja: 4 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat kecuali Khamis; 8:30-11:30am; untuk pelatih kanak-kanak; 2:30-4:00pm untuk pelatih remaja PDK.

Program Lawatan ke Rumah: 2 kali/minggu; Selasa (2:00-4:00 petang) dan Sabtu (9:30am-12:30pm).

Program Rumah Kelompok (Lelaki): menempatkan seramai 4 OKU yang telah bekerja.

PDK Selayang yang ditadbir-urus oleh satu Jawatankuasa yang dilantik oleh ibubapa/penjaga OKU.

PDK Selayang dipengerusikan oleh Y. Bhg. Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Haji Azhari Md Salleh, dengan kekuatan Jawatankuasa seramai 13 orang.

Seramai 15 kakitangan berkhidmat di PDK Selayang yang diketuai oleh Penyelia PDK iaitu Puan Noraini Othman, 8 orang Petugas PDK, 3 orang Pakar Pemulihan Perubatan, 1 orang Pemandu dan 3 orang Pembantu. 3 orang kakitangan PDK Selayang adalah dari kalangan OKU.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Three children seek help for heart operations

(From left) Lim Sze Hao, with his mother Yak Mong San, Aw Xin Yun,
with her mother Lim Lee Kin, and Lim Li Yu, with her grandmother
Heng Gaik Noi, need about RM50,000 each to pay for their operations. 
Six-year-old Lim Li Yu is an active girl who can't sit still for a moment. If not for her pale features and blue fingertips, she would appear like any normal child.

However, she was born with a complex heart disease and had already undergone two operations.

Now, she needs to go for a final surgery called the Fontan procedure, where blood circulating from the upper and lower parts of her body will be directed into the lungs, thus, bypassing her heart.

The cost is estimated at RM57,000.

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist Dr Lim Miin Kang said this was a definitive repair procedure for her heart defect and also a method to alleviate her blueness.

Tragedy had also struck Li Yu's family when her mother died of cancer when she was just over a year old.

Now, she is being taken care of by her 73-year-old grandmother, Heng Gaik Noi.

Her father, Kian Soon, is a wireman who earns RM2,000 a month and has two other children, aged 19 and 13, to support.

Aw Xin Yun, 6, also has the same condition as Li Yu. She, too, needs a Fontan operation, estimated to cost RM50,000.

She had undergone three previous surgeries and her family had spent close to RM100,000.

Her father, Aw Sai Sai, 36, is a subcontractor who earns RM1,500 a month while her mother, Lim Lee Kin, gives tuition to supplement the family income.

"We are down to our last savings. We can only come up with RM10,000 for this operation," said Lim.

Xin Yun's operation has been scheduled for Monday.

In the case of Lim Sze Hao, 7, he needs a catheterisation and conduit surgery to close a ventricle septal defect in his heart.

The surgeries cost RM7,000 and RM45,000, respectively.

He has a hole in the heart and the blood vessel going to his lungs is not connected properly.

He not only had two previous surgeries but was also hospitalised for a week after showing symptoms of H1N1 infection a few years ago.

"Dr Lim said he should go for his operation as soon as possible," said his father, Tow Hong, 57, a part-time salesman.

Sze Hao's mother, Yak Mong San, 32, a housewife, said he was a good boy and loved going to school.

Those who wish to help these children can send cheques, with their names written at the back, made payable to The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd to: The Cashier, Finance Department/Charity Unit, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd, Balai Berita, No. 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur







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