Sep 3, 2007

Tun Mahathir to have bypass surgery on Tuesday

PETALING JAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will undergo coronary bypass surgery at the National Heart Institute (IJN) tomorrow morning.

His son, Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir confirmed that Dr Mahathir had been admitted into IJN yesterday for the surgery.

“He is all right and preparing for the operation. He wanted to wait until after the Merdeka celebrations,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Dr Mahathir’s most recent public appearance was during the Merdeka Day Parade at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali where he was seen waving the Jalur Gemilang to the beat of the music.

Mokhzani said Dr Siti Hasmah was with his father at the hospital. IJN is expected to release a statement on Dr Mahathir today.

No visitors are allowed.

“We ask that all Malaysians pray for his good health,” Mokhzani added.

According to a press statement released by the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Monday, Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang will head the surgery team while IJN's medical director Datuk Seri Dr Robaayah Zambahari is heading the panel of doctors attending him.

"Doctors have advised against Tun Dr Mahathir receiving any visitors with the exception of immediate family members," it said.

The statement added that Dr Mahathir had been admitted to IJN on Sunday as a preparation for an elective coronary bypass surgery, which will take place Tuesday.

Dr Mahathir underwent a coronary bypass operation in 1989 at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital following a heart attack.

1 comment:

SALIM said...

Kami sekeluarga mendoakan agar Tun Dr Mahathir akan cepat sembuh. Tun, you have big heart. Our prayer will be with you always.