Tun Dr. Mahathir out of ICU

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been allowed to leave the ICU and into regular ward, this afternoon after his landmark successful second coronary by-pass at IJN, Tuesday last week. He is now back at the Bunga Raya VIP ward, recuperating.

His recovery has been encouraging. It was reported that he walked up to his room, from the ICU. The surgeons, team of doctors and medical specialists that have been taking care of him so far are very satisfied with his progress.

This was the official media statement, issued by IJN via Sufi Yusoff’s Blackberry as at 3.24 pm:

MEDIA STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Institut Jantung Negara, 13 September….

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad was transferred to the Bunga Raya ward of Institut Jantung Negara from the Intensive Care Unit at 11am today.

Nine days into his post-bypass surgery, doctors are happy that he has made good progress whilst in the ICU.

Tun Dr Mahathir is walking unaided and consuming normal diet. In addition, he was also doing more vigorous chest and mobility exercises.

Visitation however, continues to be limited to immediate family members only to reduce the risk of post-operative infection.

-ENDS-

 

For media enquiries please contact Sufi Yusoff

Published in: on September 13, 2007 at 17:11  Comments (4)