SINGAPORE: Former prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, has been hospitalised with severe pneumonia, but his condition has since stabilised, announced the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday (Feb 21).
Mr Lee, 91, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Feb 5 for severe pneumonia. “His condition has stabilised and he remains on mechanical ventilation in the ICU. He is conscious and lightly sedated,” the PMO said.
Mechanical ventilation is the use of a ventilator to support patients in breathing.
“His doctors are continuing to monitor his condition. PMO will keep the public informed of any change,” it added.
Messages for Mr Lee continue to flood social media with the young and old expressing their prayers and wishes for the founding father of Singapore to get well soon.
“Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been in hospital since Feb 5,” said Loh Ah Soh, F/76 a housewife.
“I know it’s a family matter, but Mr Lee belongs to Singapore as much as to the family. They should have informed us earlier so that we could offer our prayers sooner.”
“I love him.”