Tun Dr. Mahathir has been discharged

An update as of 3.00pm, Thursday 24 May 2007.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been discharged from IJN and allowed to go home. He is required to continue recuperating at home and minimize his activities for quite sometime. However, his daily therapy, to improve on his breathing, will have to continue.


Bernama online, www.bernama.com, has this story:

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was discharged from the National Heart Institute (IJN) Thursdayafter receiving treatment there for 10 days.

This follows doctors’ satisfaction with the progress he had made to medication, treatment and rehabilitation procedures since admission on May 15.

Dr Mahathir was admitted to Langkawi Hospital on May 14 after having breathing difficulties while on the island before being transferred to IJN’s Cardiac Care Unit the following day.

Doctors later confirmed that he had suffered lung congestion associated with myocardial infarction in addition to exacerbation of underlying basal bronchitis of the lungs.

Dr Mahathir, was allowed to leave IJN at 2.50pm, and he was accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali, his second son Datuk Mokhzani, his personal physician and a few nurses.

When he came out of the lift near the main entrance, he was greeted by several well-wishers, IJN staff and its executive officer Mohd Radzif Mohd Yunus.

A statement issued by IJN Thursday said Dr Mahathir was expected to continue chest physiotherapy and light exercises as part of his cardiac rehabilitation programme.


He was admitted at Langkawi Hospital and treatment in the ICU for heart related respiratory illness whilst on private visit to the Island, 4.00pm Monday last week. A team of IJN doctors flew to provide him the medical care that evening and as soon he was stablised, he was flown to Kuala Lumpur at noon on Tuesday for further treatment at IJN. On Saturday evening he was allowed to leave the CCU and warded at one of the suites.

We pray to God for Tun Dr. Mahathir to recuperate well and fast at the comfort of his home now.

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