By Lim Sian See
Who is shocked that 11 doctors are of the opinion that Anwar’s health and 4cm problem is not as critical as what his lawyers, his wife and his daughters claimed?
Maybe try “arsenic poisoning” again?
This week Anwar’s lawyer had asked for him to be placed under house arrest, claiming that his health was deteriorating rapidly and was not being given proper access to treatment in prison.
However, Anwar is seen by doctors on a daily bases in the prison. Dr Jeyaindran said Anwar has raised concerns on his health regularly but doctors found that none of them were acute conditions.
The panel of 11 senior consultants from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital said the former Permatang Pauh MP had undergone a series of tests on June 2 and suggested that the most pressing issue with regard to Anwar was a problem in his shoulder.
Doctors overseeing the health of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim say he is well enough to continue serving his sentence in Sungai Buloh prison.
It said Anwar could continue being treated for certain pre-existing medical conditions behind bars and that the PKR de facto leader had been prescribed a physiotherapist to review his shoulder regularly before he was discharged on June 5.
Anwar’s family was briefed in detail of his condition, the panel said.
“The panel was of the opinion that DSAI can continue being managed at the prison and decided that a physiotherapist visit DSAI to advise and supervise him in the home based exercise that had been prescribed for his pre-existing shoulder condition.
“If we are of the opinion that DSAI needs to be admitted for any treatment or procedure then it would be done,” said Health Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai, who represented the panel.
He added that Anwar was visited again in prison on June 15 and that he was “responding” to the medical plan prescribed to him.
Dr Jeyaindran clarified that Anwar has been given a hospital bed, chair, table, and a fan in his cell. He also has books, supplementary food, a sitting toilet, sink and shower facilities.
Very kejam! Fan only and not air-cond.