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Alternate Date

1965-1966

Alternate Location

Rumah Sakit Orang Asli, Gombak, Selangor

Description

Along fell from a tree while searching for food and sustained a serious injury resulting in permanent paralysis of his lower limbs. He became one of the hospital's longterm patients and eventually learned to use a wheelchair. When a telephone exchange was installed in the hospital Along and another paraplegic patient were taught to operate it. This gave then full time employment and a wage, and they became very important and valued members of the hospital community.

Source

Orang Asli Archive

Keywords

Rural health clinics -- Malaysia, Hospitals -- Malaysia, Paraplegics -- Malaysia, Telephone operators -- Malaysia

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