Sep 22, 2007

Tun Mahathir's Appetite Improving, Having Meals On His Own

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's appetite is improving and is eating meals on his own, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said today.

It said doctors are focusing on intensive exercises on his arms and legs, as well as physiotherapy to optimise his respiratory functions and to increase muscle strength.

"His vital parameters continue to be stable," it said in a statement.

Dr Mahathir would continue to be under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), it added.

Dr Mahathir, 81, who underwent his second coronary bypass surgery on Sept 4 at the premier heart centre, was transferred back to ICU 10 days later.

He came out of the ICU to the normal Bunga Raya Ward on Sept 12.

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