Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was admitted to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) Tuesday morning, 17 April 2012, for a minor surgery to remove nasal polyps.
The medical team led by Prof Dr Abdullah Sani Mohamed (Consultant ENT Surgeon PPUKM), Prof Datuk BS Gendeh (Consultant ENT Surgeon PPUKM), Prof Joanna Ooi (Consultant Anaesthesiologist, PPUKM) and Datuk Dr Hassan Mohamad Ariff (Consultant Anaesthesiologist, IJN) performed an hour-long surgery beginning 9.30am.
Tun Dr Mahathir who was Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister between 1981 to 2003, is currently under observation in the normal ward, according to a statement by his aide Sufi Yusoff.
He is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.
Visitation is currently limited to family members.
Get well soon Sir.