SHAH ALAM, 5 May 2009: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, is recuperating steadily following a 10-hour open heart surgery at the Stanford University Medical Centre in Palo Ato, California on 2 May.
The sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said Sultan Sharafuddin had now been tranferred from the hospital’s intensive-care unit to a normal ward.
“The Sultan’s condition is improving and today he can eat and drink. He will be undergoing treatment for about three weeks until full recovery,” he said when contacted, here, today.
Mohamad Munir urged the people to pray for the sultan’s quick recovery.
Sultan Sharafuddin left for California from Singapore on 29 April for mitral valve regurgitation surgery led by Prof Dr Craig Miller and Prof Dr Alan Yeung. — Bernama