SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Kuan Yew – Singapore’s first Prime Minister and former Minister Mentor – is still warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced in a media release on Thursday (Feb 26).
“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.