Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Nov 20) visited former information minister Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin (pic) at the Putrajaya Hospital here.
Dr Mahathir arrived at about 1pm and was at the hospital for about 20 minutes.
Zainuddin, 79, better known as Zam, was admitted to the hospital on Nov 12 after complaining of pain in the chest.
It is learned that the hospital has placed him in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is treating him for pulmonary edema (water in the lungs).
Zainuddin’s wife, children and grandchildren were also at the hospital.
A family member said Zainuddin’s health is improving, and dismissed reports that he is in a critical condition.
“He can move and talk a bit. The medication has been much reduced,” the family member said.