Malaysia's health minister says Najib has not received any special treatment

Malaysia's health minister says Najib has not received any special treatment

PUTRAJAYA: There has been no interference in Najib Razak's medical treatment and the former Malaysian prime minister has not received any special treatment while he has been hospitalised, according to Khairy Jamaluddin, Malaysia's health minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Health MOH conducts itself professionally in accordance with existing procedures and guidelines at all times.

The postponement of the proceedings in Najib's ongoing corruption trial was sought by a public prosecutor so that Najib could seek hospital treatment, Khairy said.

Najib, who was serving a prison sentence last month for his graft conviction, is currently being treated at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital HRC in Kuala Lumpur, the Prisons Department said on Wednesday.

He was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital HKL and underwent a series of treatments and tests. The hospital then referred him to HRC for further treatment and monitoring.

Khairy told reporters on Wednesday that we have done this so that there is no dispute from his family or Najib himself that no treatment has been given to him.

We have prepared every treatment needed and done so, as well as every test requested and done so. After Najib was referred to HKL, the former prime minister was given training to conduct self-rehabilitation treatment.

Khairy said medical specialists would hold a family conference with Najib and his family members to inform them of his latest health situation and treatment plan.

After the family conference, Najib will be sent immediately to Kajang Prison after the medical specialists provide a medical release for him, he said.

The specialists are currently preparing medical records to share with Najib's family during the conference, said Khairy, who added that it won't be long before Najib is sent back to prison.

The specialists are satisfied when the medical records are prepared, he said.