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Alternate Date

1965-1966

Alternate Location

Rumah Sakit Orang Asli, Gombak, Selangor

Description

Along was a longstay patient at Gombak. He was paralysed from the waist downwards and used a wheelchair. When the hospital telephone exchange was installed he and Apong, another paraplegic patient, were taught to operate it. They then became members of the hospital staff and received a wage. Until then, they earned a little pocket money by weaving baskets etc to order.

Source

Orang Asli Archive

Keywords

Hospitals -- Malaysia, Indigenous peoples -- Malaysia

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