Tuesday October 9, 2012
Mother’s dying wish comes true as nurse lands a job via MyCareer
By LOSHANA K. SHAGAR
KUALA LUMPUR: All her life, Nanthini Subbiah has had her mother for guidance.
However, the woman's death in May from congestive heart failure came as a shock to the 23-year-old staff nurse.
“She always had time to listen to my problems. And I took her for granted.
“I never thought I would lose her so soon,” said Nanthini who works at Hospital Pantai in Ampang here.
The Sungai Siput lass was one of 50 nurses who will be hired by five private hospitals via the Human Resources Ministry's MyCareer programme, tailored to handle unemployment in the local Indian community.
At the ceremony, Nanthini tearfully reminisced about her mother A. Ampikabathy's love for the daughter.
“I graduated from a private nursing institution here last year, but struggled for six months to find a job.
“After every failed interview, I would vent my frustrations on my mother.
“I even made her cry,” said Nanthini.
She vividly recalls her mother's last words at a hospital in Ipoh.
“She told me even if I am no longer in this world, I will be there for you, and you will be somebody one day'. It is with her grace that I have this job, but she is not around to share the joy.”
Despite still being in mourning, Nanthini's uncle and aunt insisted on bringing her to the MyCareer open interview.
“I was not a top student but I did well in the practicals,'' said Nanthini, who was grateful to be offered a job.