Kuan Chee Heng or better known as Uncle Kentang to many, is a beloved figure in the Malaysian community. He’s always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it, and has been the driving force behind organising aid for others.
Unfortunately, Mr. Kuan ended up needing help as well. Yesterday (Monday, 7th February), Mr. Kuan reported feeling ill. As it turns out, he had been infected with Covid-19 and was classified as a Category 4A patient. His condition was bad enough that he required supplemental oxygen.
Mr. Kuan’s first update came in at 8am on Facebook. He explained that his handphone had been turned off on Sunday because he was experiencing high fever. “I’ve not been sick or had a fever for five years,” he wrote. “This time was (really bad).” Mr. Kuan added that he had done the RTK test twice but tested negative and was waiting for his PCR result instead. His fever was a huge setback as he had a packed schedule for Monday, but still wasn’t feeling well. He attributed his sickness to him being tired. Mr. Kuan explained that he had been driving an ambulance around all day previously. “It was very exhausting,” he mentioned.
However, Mr. Kuan soon reported graver news. He briefly explained that he had been tested positive for Covid and was a category 4A patient. Additionally, he required a respirator to breathe. Many left well wishes and prayers for him in the comments. Thankfully, two hours later, he reported that he was “still ok” and was now “breathing on room air”. However, Mr. Kuan added that he was still in the Serdang hospital as his lungs weren’t fully recovered.
Although Covid was a big concern to him, Mr. Kuan revealed it wasn’t his health he was worried about. “I have bigger plans for the poor, sick and suicidal,” he shared. “I pray to God to heal me as I want to see that the poor and sick can be taken care of, the hungry to be fed and the depressed to be loved and guided.” God must have answered his prayer because by 6am today (8th February), Mr. Kuan was feeling much better. “Only a bit of temperature and minimal cough,” he reported. “I believe the medicine given by (the) doctors has worked tremendously.” He thanked the staff for their swift treatment and friendly service.
At 9am, Mr. Kuan happily announced that the possibility of him leaving the hospital soon as his test results were good. He will still undergo self-quarantine at home for the next 10 days, but he is out of the woods. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he rests well for the next few days!