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Malaysias Mahathir Mohamad discharged from hospital

The former prime minister, who’s 97, returns home after treatment for COVID-19.

Published On 4 Sep 2022

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been discharged from hospital after being admitted for COVID-19, his office said.

Mahathir, admitted to the National Heart Institute on Wednesday after testing positive for the coronavirus, will stay quarantined in the home until Tuesday, the statement on Sunday said.

The 97-year-old, who served for a lot more than 20 years as prime minister and continues to be a dynamic legislator, includes a history of heart trouble, he’s got had heart attacks and bypass surgeries.

He’s got received at the very least three doses of the COVID vaccine, the final known shot in November 2021, in accordance with earlier comments from him and government officials.

The nonagenarian, a tuned physician, underwent an elective surgical procedure in January and was readmitted to a healthcare facility later that month for treatment.

The National Heart Institute didn’t say at that time what procedure he previously undergone.

After serving as prime minister for 22 years until 2003, Mahathir returned as premier at age 92 in 2018 after leading the opposition coalition to a historic win, defeating the party he had once led.

His government collapsed in under two years because of infighting.

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