SEPANG: After two months of intensive treatment in London, 11-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has returned home, but was immediately whisked to Kuala Lumpur Hospital upon arrival at KL International Airport here this morning.
“Alhamdulillah (Thanks to Allah), Ainul is well. I wish to thank all Malaysians for eagerly awaiting her return and prayers that she will be all right,” her father, Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak, 24, told reporters.
Ainul Mardhiah, who was afflicted with “germ cell tumour”, was flown to London on May 25 and underwent a five-hour surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital to remove the tumour weighing 200gm.
Ahmad Safiuddin said his daughter had no problems during the 12-hour flight home.
More than 20 family members were at KLIA to welcome home Ainul Mardhiah, her father and mother Nurul Erwani Zaidi, 24.
They were accompanied on the flight by volunteer doctors from Malaysia – Avisena Specialist Centre’s critical care specialist Dr Jaseemudeen Abu Baker and Subang Jaya Medical Centre’s anaesthesiology consultant and critical care specialist Dr Gunalan Arumugam.
The team of specialists who treated Ainul Mardhiah in London included Malaysian trainee surgeon Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri, who played a major role in arranging the surgery.
The child’s plight not only received the attention of Malaysians but also Prime Minister
Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited her during his three-day working visit to the United Kingdom last month.
News of her case emerged when a video recording of her mouth cancer went viral on social media.