Following Hospital Visit, Zahid Says Anwar Can Have Doctors of His Choice

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The government will fulfil Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s request to be treated by doctors of his choice as he recuperates from a shoulder surgery.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would inform the Health Ministry to ensure that all necessary treatment is granted towards Anwar’s full recovery, the New Straits Times reported

“The Prisons Department has also approved for him to be given a break from detention to undergo treatment until he is fully recovered. I will also seek the Health Ministry’s support to ensure that Anwar’s treatment is run smoothly until he fully recovers,” Zahid was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Earlier, Zahid and his wife had visited Anwar at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, a day after the prime minister and his wife had paid a visit to the PKR de facto leader.

Zahid reportedly said his visit had nothing to do with politics nor was he influenced by anyone in doing so.

“After the Prime Minister and his wife had visited Anwar, I felt it was only right for me to do so as well. It is out of courtesy and sympathy for what Anwar he has endured (since the accident).

“In this instance, we have to put aside our political differences,” said Zahid was quoted as saying.

After his visit, he uploaded a photograph of himself and his wife at Anwar’s bedside in hospital, with Anwar’s two daughters, Nurul Hana Anwar and Nurul Nuha Anwar, looking on, on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“Just visited Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who underwent surgery for his right shoulder at HKL recently. Wishing him a quick recovery,” he wrote in his post.