Tun Dr. Mahathir recuperating well in ICU

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 82, who had his landmark second coronary by-pass on the late morning till afternoon of 4 September 2007, discharged from ICU for the VVIP “Bunga Raya” ward on the morning of 13 September 2007 and re-admitted back to the ICU on the evening of 14 September 2007 for further observation, is gradually improving and regaining his strength and physical abilities.

His appetite also improved significantly. So is his breathing.

This is today’s official media statement issued by IJN via Sufi Yusoff’s Blackberry as at 4.03pm:


Institut Jantung Negara, 21 September….







YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad continues to be monitored at the Intensive Care Unit.






His appetite is improving and consuming meals on his own. His vital parameters continue to be stable.






Doctors are focusing on intensive exercises on arms and legs as well as physiotherapy to optimise his respiratory function and to increase muscle strength.






Tun Dr Mahathir will continue to be under observation at the ICU.






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Published in: on September 21, 2007 at 16:32  Comments (4)