PRIME Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s visit to the National Heart Institute (IJN) today was met with an unfortunate twist as he was unable to meet with PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Hadi, currently receiving treatment at IJN, was undergoing a medical procedure during the PM’s visit.
Anwar, who had performed Friday prayers before heading to IJN, expressed his concern for Hadi’s health to reporters, stating, “We pray that he will recover quickly and be able to resume his duties soon.”
The Tambun MP had intended to visit not only Hadi but also Ziauddin Sardar, a British-Pakistani academic and former special adviser to Anwar during his tenure as the education minister from 1986 to 1991.
Moreover, Hadi has been admitted to IJN for treatment on multiple occasions in recent years, although the specific nature of his illness remains undisclosed.
In July of the previous year, he was hospitalised in Kuala Terengganu, prompting concerns about his deteriorating health. At that time, the Marang MP’s son Khalil had appealed to the public for prayers.
Fortunately, Hadi’s condition stabilised and he was eventually discharged.
Khalil, providing an update on his father’s current condition, stated that Hadi was at IJN for a scheduled procedure and is currently in a stable condition. He clarified that Hadi would not be receiving visitors and is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days, according to news portal FreeMalaysiaToday.
Furthermore, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan confirmed that the PM’s visit had been scheduled but was unfortunately thwarted by Hadi’s ongoing medical procedure.
“We were informed of the PM’s visit, but he was not able to meet Hadi as he was undergoing a medical procedure at the time,” said Takiyuddin. – Jan 5, 2023
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