The former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed was discharged from hospital on Sunday, according to a statement released by his office.
“He was admitted to the medical facility after testing positive for Coronavirus for observation,” the office of the former Prime Minister said last week.
Mohamed, who is now 97 years old, has a long history of heart problems, in addition, he had several heart attacks and bypass surgeries.
The statement of the politician’s office said: “Mahathir has been admitted to the National Heart Institute for observation for the next few days as advised by the medical team,” without giving any further details about his medical condition.
Previously, he received three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and he received his last shot in November 2021.
The official also had several medical procedures in January and was transported to the hospital shortly after that for treatment.
Medical authorities did not mention the name of those procedures, only saying that he was at cardiac care unit.
In March, Mohamed also suffered from several heart problems, saying: “To me, it is a miracle. I didn’t expect to live, I expected that I would die because I am old and also suffering from serious diseases affecting… my heart.
“When the heart is weak, it affects the lungs and when the lungs are weak, this affects the kidney and so on.”
“But somehow, the doctors turned me around and eventually I was discharged and am quite well – not 100 per cent, but enough for me to continue with the little work that I have to do,” he said during an appreciation ceremony for the medical experts and staff who had treated him.