Saturday, February 16, 2013

Get Well Soon, Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Statement from the office of our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong :

Mr Lee Kuan Yew was admitted to Singapore General Hospital yesterday (15 Feb 2013) after experiencing a suspected Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (i.e. irregular heartbeat). He has recovered but will remain warded for a few days for the doctors to adjust his medications and for observation.

[A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms which clear in less than 24 hours.]

Mr Lee Kuan Yew (born 16 September 1923) served as Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959 until he stepped down in 1990. Mr Lee retired from the cabinet in 2011 but remains a Member of Parliament.

Wishing our Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew a speedy recovery. Our prayers are with him.


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    1. Thank you.

      Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from Singapore General Hospital earlier today and is resting at home. The doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy, in order to minimise the risk of further Transient Ischaemic Attacks.

  2. Glad to know he is resting at home and wish him well and a speedy recovery.

  3. Get well soon LKY! I see your update here and good to see he is now resting at home. :)