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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Dr Mahathir hospitalised for chest infection

PETALING JAYA: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) Wednesday for a chest infection.

He was admitted to the institute's normal ward at 6am after complaining of fever and cough over the last two days.

Dr Mahathir, who is Petronas adviser, is currently undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment and intensive chest physiotherapy.

His special assistant Sufi Yusoff, in a statement said that Dr Mahathir is expected to remain in IJN for a week and that he was responding to treatment.

Doctors have also advised him against receiving visitors with the exception of close family members, he added.

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/5/18/nation/20110518122802&sec=nation


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