Medical teams’ effort to save Sarawak baby girl wins heart of Health DG

Little CC and the medical team. – Dr Noor Hisham FB photo.

By Chew Lip Song

THE joint-effort by the medical teams fromthe Sarawak General and Serdang Hospitals to treat a critically-ill five-month old baby from Sarawak has won praises from Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Posting on his social media today, Dr Noor Hisham said the patient, known only as “Little CC” had an inlet Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and was chronically ventilated at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

She was transferred to Hospital Serdang in Selangor via commercial flight in May accompanied by a medical officer and the former’s mother.

“During this unprecedented time with the Movement Control Order (MCO), transferring a critically-ill patient across the South China Sea is seemingly an uphill task. Limited flights, compulsory quarantine for the accompanying staffs and securing an approval for transfer were some of the challenges that needed to be overcome,” the DG wrote.

He also posted two photos of the medical staff with Little CC.

Little CC underwent a successful corrective surgery on June 4 and was flown back to Sarawak 17 days later.

Dr Noor Hisham thanked those involved in the complex process, including  the SGH, Serdang Hospital’s Padiatric Cardiology team, Paediatric Cardiac ICU team, Cardiothoracic team, Cardiac anaesthesia team, among others.

“Thank you for all the support and trust rendered to the team to help little CC becoming healthy, and putting back the smile on little CC and her mum again!”