Dr M misses Bentong event, admitted to IJN with chest infection

Marina Mahathir (left) shared a picture of her father, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on twitter today with updates on his health. — Picture via Twitter/ Marina Mahathir
Marina Mahathir (left) shared a picture of her father, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on twitter today with updates on his health. — Picture via Twitter/ Marina Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was admitted to a general ward last night over a chest infection following a bout of cough, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said in a statement today.

The 92-year-old Pakatan Harapan chairman had reportedly missed a political event in Bentong, Pahang yesterday.

“Dr Mahathir will be admitted for a few days to allow for treatment and observation. Visits only for close family members,” the hospital said.

The former prime minister has a history of heart complications and was most recently admitted to the IJN in 2016, also for a chest infection.

Dr Mahathir first suffered a heart attack in 1989 and underwent a bypass operation then.

He subsequently experienced several more cardiac arrests and received a second bypass in 2007.

 

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