PM Lee Hsien Loong discharged from hospital, two days after surgery

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong being discharged from hospital on Wednesday morning, two days after he underwent surgery to remove his prostate gland. -- PHOTO: PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong being discharged from hospital on Wednesday morning, two days after he underwent surgery to remove his prostate gland. -- PHOTO: PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE 

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been discharged from hospital, two days after a surgery to remove his prostate gland.

Professor Christopher Cheng, Mr Lee’s surgeon, said: “PM’s pathology report is good. The disease was small but potentially significant. We are very glad we were able to detect and remove it in time. PM should make a full recovery," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Mr Lee thanks the competent, dedicated and compassionate team of radiologists, pathologists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and everyone else who have treated him and helped see him through the operation," PMO said.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, Mr Lee said he had just met his doctors and that he was going home. "Home for Chinese New Year!" he added in Chinese.

 

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Mr Lee had a video chat with ministers attending a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning, with several of them posting "Get well soon" messages on their own Facebook pages. 

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife also visited Mr Lee in the hospital later that day. Dr Tan had shared that he was "good spirits and looking forward to being discharged".