Chemotherapy

2 YR OLD GIRL HAS RARE LIVER DISEASE, FAMILY DESPERATE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HER SURGERY

Family members of Viona Qiu are desperately asking for donations so that they can pay for their 2-year-old daughter's chemotherapy and surgeries. Viona is so young but already diagnosed with hepatoblastma, a rare condition in which the liver becomes enlarged and cannot function properly. Her gall bladder has collapsed to. The family is from Batam but were told to come to Singapore for treatment due to the lacking facilities over there. They now face the trouble of paying her exorbitant medical fees and are begging for donations to help poor Viona recover.

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64 Y.O. FOUND GUILTY OF STEALING TO FINANCE WIFE'S CHEMOTHERAPY

64 year-old Muhammad Resat Ahmad had reached the end of his means in 2006 when he decided to turn to crime to pay for his wife's chemotherapy bills. He ended up stealing earth cables from the ceiling of Golden Landmark Shopping Centre in 2006 to sell. He was found out only last year. The court eventually found Resat guilty of 2 counts of dishonest misappropriation of property yesterday.

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FT DOCTOR FINED $2000 FOR WRONGLY ADMINISTERING CHEMO DRUGS

32 year-old Dr Garuna Murthee Kavitha administered a chemotherapy drug the wrong way, putting her patient at a serious risk of "severe neurological damage" after she injected the drug into the membrane of the spinal cord, instead of feeding it intravenously to the patient. For her lapses, she was fined $2,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Dr Kavitha was practicing as a Medical Officer with the Singapore General Hospital at the time of her lapse, and is still currently with the hospital. The SMC hearing was convened on 21st April this year, but was published today on the SMC website.

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