Grant will help ease burden, says retiree caring for partially paralysed wife

Madam Oei Lian Eng with her husband, Mr Tan Sue Hoai, who is her caregiver. She suffered a stroke which left her paralysed on her left side.
Madam Oei Lian Eng with her husband, Mr Tan Sue Hoai, who is her caregiver. She suffered a stroke which left her paralysed on her left side.ST FILE PHOTO

Since his wife had a stroke five years ago, Mr Tan Sue Hoai has been taking care of her daily - bathing her, preparing her meals, helping her to use the bathroom and carrying her to bed.

"This is me fulfilling my promise to her at our wedding - that when one of us has problems, the other takes care of him or her," said the 73-year-old retiree, who has been married to Madam Oei Lian Eng for 30 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2019, with the headline 'Grant will help ease burden, says retiree caring for partially paralysed wife'. Print Edition | Subscribe