PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak was confirmed healthy prior to him being discharged from hospital, clarifies the Health Ministry.
Its director-general Tan Sri Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the former prime minister was admitted to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) on Friday (Sept 9) as 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 organised a family conference twice, which was attended by the former prime minister and his family members.
"The results of the tests were announced during these meetings in accordance with the professional practice of medicine.
"They have also been informed of the unanimous decision of the consulting experts that he would be allowed to discharge from HKL," he said.
Dr Noor Hisham also said that the types of drugs prescribed during the hospital admission were those of the same types that Najib used and were on the ministry's list of registered medicine.
"The Health Ministry would like to inform that it is committed and transparent in providing health services to any individual, however, it also has the responsibility to comply with the code of ethics, and the 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 so," he said.
Najib's daughter Nooryana Najwa earlier said that doctors found multiple new ulcers in his stomach after a scope on Saturday (Sept 10).
In an Instagram post on Monday (Sept 12), she said that the Pekan MP had been admitted to HKL for a medical procedure involving a scope on Saturday.
"The doctors also changed his medication from the usual that he had been taking for years and sent him back to Kajang," she wrote in her post.
Nooryana said a test which was conducted on Monday showed that Najib's blood pressure was dangerously high, which could have been caused by the change in the medication.