By: Jay Chou and Lilian Wu
Jakarta, April 25 (CNA) The father of an obese boy has expressed his thanks to
Taiwan for extending a helping hand to his son.
After it was reported in the news that the boy’s parents worried their son could die from obesity, Taiwan’s China Medical University Hospital and the Jakarta Taiwan Entrepreneur Association contacted the boy’s family to offer to treat his obesity and cover the medical expenses.
The boy’s father, Ade Somantri, in an interview with CNA Tuesday, expressed appreciation for the kindness of the Taiwanese hospital and the association.
He noted that his son, Arya Permana, 11, received a sleeve gastrectomy at Omni Hospitals in Bandung, three weeks ago, and is currently recuperating.