KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) with a chest infection, is recovering.
In a statement, IJN said the 92-year-old Pakatan Harapan chairman was being treated in the general ward following a bad bout of cough.
“Dr Mahathir will be warded for a few days to allow for treatment and observation. Visits are only for close family members,” it said.
His daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir tweeted a picture of her visiting him at IJN and sitting on a couch smiling.“Went to visit Dad this morning. He’s good, just needs some rest. He’ll be back to kick some butts again soon!” she tweeted.
Dr Mahathir was supposed to be at a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia programme in Bentong yesterday but cancelled his appearance the night before following doctors’ advice.
Among those who sent their greetings was Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein who said he prayed for Dr Mahathir’s speedy recovery before the general election.
On Facebook, netizen Colin Choong urged Dr Mahathir to take time off to relax and recharge before going back to politics.
“God bless you with a good and speedy recovery. We are looking forward to seeing you,” said Lee Sophia.
Jeffrey Lee Sgi wished for Dr Mahathir to have a good rest while Aru Arumugam hoped that he would be back to good health as soon as possible.