Friday, June 5, 2009

Well- Rested Tony Fernandes Out Of Hospital

04 June 2009

KUALA LUMPUR-- AirAsia Group CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes was discharged from the Sunway Medical Centre (SMC) in Petaling Jaya Thursday following his admission there on Monday after having fainted at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang.

In a statement issued by AirAsia, Fernandes said he felt recharged and reinvigorated after the rest and looked forward to getting back to work and balancing his work with a healthy lifestyle.

"I thank everyone for their well wishes and support. The three nights at the hospital gave me sufficient rest and made me realise the value of a good diet," he said.

The statement also said that Fernandes's medical report had confirmed that he was in excellent health with no evidence of heart disease, hypertension or diabetes.

SMC's consultant cardiologist Dr Suren Thuraisingham said Fernandes was treated with intravenous rehydration, antibiotics and enforced bed rest.

He said Fernandes had responded well to the treatment and he had advised him to extend his period of rest at home before returning to work.

Fernandes had fainted at the LCCT after returning from Penang where he had attended AirAsia's Penang-Singapore inaugural flight celebration on Monday morning, and was admitted to the hospital when he went for a check-up after the incident.

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