Friday, April 11, 2008

P.Uthayakumar Discharged prematurely and suffer Silent Heart Attack


Mr.P.Uthayakumar was yesterday discharged prematurely despite his blood sugar level being recorded at 13.5. ( normal being 6 ) We believe this was deliberately done upon pressure by the Police and Prison authorities on doctors to discharge him.

Since being discharged and taken to Kamunting prison he was again not given medication for about 20 hours even that upon various complaints made by him.

His diet is still the same and it appears they are still serving him with food which contains high sugar level.

During his stay in Hospital Mr.Uthayakumar was informed by the doctor that there is some damage to his eyesight ( retinopathy) and his heart muscles may have been damaged but that only be confirmed after an ECO cardiogram test which is fixed on 28th April 2008. There is excessive urea and protein in his blood system and his blood pressure is still very high and despite all this he has been discharged.

There is no resident doctor or visiting doctor at the detention centre and in cases of emergency he has to be rushed to Taiping Hospital which is about an hour drive and with no modern medical facilities.

Mr.Uthayakumar’s family wishes he be taken urgently to a reputable Private Hospital on an urgent basis (they are prepared to bear the medical costs) or the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital for immediate treatment and a thorough medical check up be done to asscess his medical condition.

The continous elevated blood sugar level is continuously contributing to worsening his eye condition and the risk of silent heart attack.

The Home Minister should seriously take genuine professional medical advise, look into his health condition and take the necessary positive action and stop playing politics with his life.

P.Waytha Moorthy
Currently in London.