Noor Hisham: Najib in good health, discharged from HKL


PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in good health and has been allowed to be discharged from Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), says the Health Ministry.

Its director-general Tan Sri Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the former prime minister was admitted on Friday as an elective or non-emergency case to ensure his health is at 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 the former prime minister and his family members attended.

“The results of the tests were made known during these meetings according to the professional practice of medicine.

“They were also informed of the unanimous decision of the consulting experts that he would be allowed to be discharged from HKL,” he said in a statement yesterday.

In an Instagram post yesterday, Najib’s daughter Nooryana Najwa had said doctors found multiple new ulcers in his stomach after an endoscopy on Saturday.

“The doctors also changed his medication from the usual one he had been taking for years and sent him back to Kajang,” she wrote, adding that Najib’s blood pressure was dangerously high yesterday, “possibly due to the change in the medication”.

Dr Noor Hisham noted that the types of drugs prescribed during the ward admission were the same as those Najib used earlier and were on the ministry’s list of registered medicines.

“The ministry is committed and transparent in providing health services to any individual,” he said, adding that it was also responsible for complying with the code of ethics of patient confidentiality under the Medicines Act.

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

Last night, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry had been directed to give the best care to Najib to ensure his well-being.

“I have instructed the Health Ministry to provide the best care he needs. I wish him good health,” he said in a tweet.

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