Ismail Sabri: Health Ministry directed to give best care to Najib


PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has been directed to give the best care to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to ensure his wellbeing, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“I have been informed about Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s health condition.

“I have instructed the Health Ministry to provide the best care he needs. I wish him good health,” said the Prime Minister in a tweet on Monday (Sept 12).

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Ismail’s tweet came after Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah’s statement on Monday that Najib was in good health and was allowed to be discharged from the Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) after treatment.

He said the former premier was admitted to HKL on Friday (Sept 9) for an elective or non-emergency case to ensure his health was at an optimum level.

"Inspections and related tests were carried out by certified senior consultants consisting of heads of clinical services in their respective fields.

"HKL also conducted a family conference twice, which was attended by the former prime minister and his family members.”

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In an Instagram post on Monday, Najib's daughter Nooryana Najwa had said that doctors found multiple new ulcers in his stomach after a scope on Saturday (Sept 10).

She said Najib had been admitted to HKL for a medical procedure involving a scope on Saturday and claimed that doctors changed the medicines he had been taking for years.

She said a test showed that Najib's blood pressure was dangerously high, possibly due to the change in the medication.

Dr Noor Hisham clarified that the drugs prescribed during Najib’s admission were the same that he used and were the ministry's registered medicines.

"The Health Ministry is committed and transparent in providing health services to individuals. It is also responsible for complying with the code of ethics of patient confidentiality under the Medicines Act 1971 (Amendment 2012).

"Any detailed information about a patient's health can be presented to the court if directed," he said.

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