Najib returns to work, Cabinet approves RM5mil 'gift' for KL Hospital
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak resumed work after a bout of chicken pox, chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting which approved RM5mil to upgrade the facilities at the intensive care unit of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH). The Prime Minister had been treated at the unit between Nov 4 and 7 due to complications from the chicken pox he contracted at the end of last month. Najib, who has recovered from the infection, resumed duties yesterday.
He said he saw for himself the dilapidated condition of the unit while receiving treatment at the hospital. He was at the Royal Ward of the KLH yesterday for a thanskgiving ceremony where he spoke about the anxious moments on Nov 4 when he felt the complications arising from the infection. Najib said his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor came to his aid.
Najib, who was discharged on Sunday, thanked the staff of the Health Ministry for treating him, which enabled him to return to work yesterday. He arrived at his office looking cheerful and smiling as he greeted his staff members before heading to the meeting.
At the meeting room, Najib was greeted by Cabinet ministers who gave him a round of applause. Expressing pride at what he described as the 1Malaysia team who treated him at the hospital, he said everyone, irrespective of their race or religion, had discharged their duties professionally.