PUTRAJAYA: There has been no interference in Najib Razak’s medical treatment and the former Malaysian prime minister has not received any special treatment while he has been hospitalised, Malaysia’s Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Wednesday (Sep 21).
Khairy said that Ministry of Health (MOH) conducts itself professionally in accordance with existing procedures and guidelines at all times.
The postponement of proceedings in Najib’s ongoing corruption trial was sought by a public prosecutor so that Najib could seek hospital treatment, Khairy added.
Najib, who last month started serving a prison sentence for his graft conviction, is currently being treated at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (HRC) in Kuala Lumpur, the Prisons Department said on Wednesday.
He was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) and underwent a series of treatments and tests. The hospital then referred him to HRC for further treatment and monitoring, the department added.
“We have done this so that there is no dispute from any party, from his family or Najib himself, that no treatment has been accorded to him,” Khairy told reporters on Wednesday.
“We have prepared every treatment needed and every test requested and done so.”
He added that after Najib was referred to HKL, the former prime minister was given training to conduct self-rehabilitation treatment.
Khairy also said that medical specialists would hold a family conference with Najib and his family members to inform them of his latest health situation and treatment plan.
“I understand that after the family conference, Najib will be sent to Kajang Prison immediately after the medical specialists provide a medical release for him,” he said.
The specialists are currently preparing medical records to share with Najib’s family during the conference, said Khairy, who added that “it won’t be long” before Najib is sent back to prison.
Once the medical records are prepared, it means that the specialists are satisfied, he said.
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