Mahathir moved to normal ward

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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s health has improved well enough for him to be moved to a normal ward from the coronary care unit (CCU) at the National Heart Institute (IJN), said his daughter Marina Mahathir.

“Based on the assessment by the team of specialist doctors who treated Dr Mahathir, he was found to be recovering.

“Today, Dr Mahathir was transferred out of the CCU to a room at the normal ward of IJN.

“He is cheerful and spirited about recovering fully,” she said in a statement today.

Marina said both Mahathir and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali are still not allowed to receive visitors, in order to prevent infection.

Mahathir was admitted to IJN on Jan 20 but the circumstances surrounding his latest hospitalisation remain unclear.

This is the third time he has been admitted to IJN within a month.

Mahathir’s family had been providing near-daily updates on his recovery since last Saturday.

Earlier report:

Jan 25, Daughter says Dr Mahathir eating more, joking at IJN