Lee Kuan Yew discharged from SGH

SINGAPORE - According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office released Sunday afternoon, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from Singapore General Hospital and is now resting at home.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted the statement on his Facebook page, adding that "doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy, in order to minimise the risk of further Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)."

A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms which clear in less than 24 hours.

Mr Lee was hospitalised on Friday, and had to miss the Chinese New Year dinner in his Tanjong Pagar constituency. It was the first time he has ever missed the dinner.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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