May 24, 2007

Tun Mahathir Discharged From IJN

Latest update on Tun Mahathir's condition.

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.

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