IPOH: There are no issues arising over the aid provided to Diwiyana Mohammed’s mother who is bedridden and paralysed following a viral social media post recently, says a Perak state executive councillor.
State Women Development, Family and Community Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Dr Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin said the detailed investigation and assessment carried out by the Perak Social Welfare Department (JKM) found that Diwiyana’s mother was eligible for the assistance.
“The viral (TikTok) video might not tell the whole story (about the case), but based on our investigation, Diwiyana’s mother is eligible for the assistance which has started to be channelled,” she said after launching a medical fund programme at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building here.
She was responding to a statement made by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council and Baitulmal stating that the woman had received various forms of assistance of more than RM15,000 from the two agencies since 2013.
It was reported that JKM had approved a monthly aid of RM500 for Selamah Hamid, 73, starting next month.
A video posted on the TikTok account @dyanamohammed3, in which Diwiyana voiced her disappointment at the Perak JKM and the Perak Zakat Board’s lack of attention even though she allegedly spent two years trying to secure assistance for her bedridden mother, went viral on social media last week.
Meanwhile, Dr Wan Norashikin said the state government had allocated RM100,000 to help those from low-income groups who suffer from cataract.
She said the programme, which would be carried out in collaboration with Hospital Ar-Ridzuan Ipoh, would provide subsidies to the eligible recipients to help them undergo a cataract surgery.
“The hospital will help the patients who have been diagnosed by an ophthalmologist and need to undergo a cataract surgery to apply for the programme,” she said.
Dr Wan Norashikin said among the eligibility requirements for the programme were applicants must have resided in Perak more than 10 years, aged 50 and above, and have a monthly income of not more than RM3,000. – Bernama