Maran MP admitted to IJN

KUALA LUMPUR: Maran MP Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Abd Muttalib (pic) has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN), the Dewan Rakyat was told.

Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul informed the House of this before proceedings began on Tuesday (Nov 21).

“Our friend is now in the National Heart Institute. He cannot take visitors at the moment.

“Let us pray for a speedy recovery,” Johari said.

In September, Johari made it mandatory for all MPs to undergo health check-ups and deposit their records in Parliament.

A total of 196 had done so out of the 222-member House as of Nov 7.

Johari had also extended the initial deadline of Oct 31 to Nov 14.

He said he had witnessed 11 MPs collapsing in the House over the past 15 years.

Since the 2018 general election, a total of four state assemblymen and four MPs have died from health-related issues.

In July this year, domestic trade and cost of living minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub died days after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He was Pulai MP.

Last month, Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said Economic Minister Rafizi Ramli had sought treatment and was in stable condition after suffering from a heart ailment.

It was said that Rafizi was rushed to University Malaya Medical Centre after he suffered a heart attack and had a heart stent procedure.

The Pandan MP has since recovered and returned to duty.

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