Lee Kuan Yew remains sedated, on mechanical ventilation at SGH ICU

Lee Kuan Yew remains sedated, on mechanical ventilation at SGH ICU

“He remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation,” said PMO. “His doctors have restarted him on antibiotics, and are continuing to monitor him closely.”

Mechanical ventilation is the use of a ventilator to support patients in breathing.

Mr Lee, 91, was admitted to SGH on Feb 5 for severe pneumonia. During Chinese New Year in 2014, Mr Lee was hospitalised for an infection, fever and cough. And in 2013, he was admitted to hospital for a suspected Transient Ischaemic Attack, an episode where irregular heartbeat leads to a brief stoppage of blood flow to the brain.

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