A few months ago I was asked to submit any health-related reports that was aired in 2010 for the Health Ministry Media Awards. I had a few stories during my time at Majalah 3 but I felt the one that gave more impact was definitely the one on Maggot Therapy.
You see, it took about 4 years to make! Found out about it back in 2006 and completed about 75% shoot for MedikTV. We even stayed up til 1am to wait for the flies to lay eggs :P Unfortunately all the hardwork went down the drain because it was never aired. We had difficulty searching for a suitable patient that went for the treatment because it was a fairly new treatment in Malaysia that time.
Then in 2009 I followed up again as I found out a the treatment more widely used. I started shooting from scratch. I featured a person who has benefitted greatly from the treatment. I even followed the journey of a lady going through the treatment and seeing the miracle results.
I also included an animation in the story...something that we hardly do for a weekly programme like Majalah 3.
All the hard work paid off as it was received the Best Health TV Programme Award during the Health Ministry Health Award last Friday.
A picture with the Health Minister is a must...
This is my third award from the Health Ministry since 2006. I'm grateful to be acknowledge. Another reason why I totally love my job. So blessed!