Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir says the former Prime Minister’s appetite has increased and he was able to joke around with his family members by his side at the National Heart Institute. – Photo of the Malaysian courier
Kuala Lumpur: The health of former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is being treated at the National Institute of Cardiology (IJN) has improved today, according to his daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. She said Dr. Mahathir’s appetite had improved and he could joke around with his family members who were by his side. “Tun Dr Mahathir was also informed of the well wishes sent by so many parties, including foreign leaders and members of the public.
“Tun Dr Mahathir and his family are very touched and would like to thank everyone for their prayers for his speedy recovery,” Marina, who is Dr Mahathir’s eldest child, said in a statement. Marina said Dr Mahathir had also told the public not to be overly concerned about his condition, adding that his father would continue to be treated at the IJN under the supervision of local specialists. “At this time, the IJN does not allow visitors outside of close family members,” she added.
Last Saturday, Marina said in a statement that Dr. Mahathir’s condition was stable and he was responding well to treatment after the elective procedure performed on January 8 this year. Dr. Mahathir was discharged from the IJN on January 13, having been admitted on January 7 to undergo the elective procedure which was conducted by a team of doctors from the institute and Universiti Malaya Medical Center on January 8. * Follow us on instagram and join our Telegram and or WhatsApp channel(s) for the latest news you don’t want to miss.