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Former President S R Nathan warded at SGH after minor stroke

Former president S R Nathan suffered a stroke last Tuesday (April 14) and is warded at the Singapore General Hospital.

Mr Nathan’s family said in a statement on Wednesday (April 22): "He is recovering and is now undergoing therapy."

President Tony Tan and his wife Mary visited the 90-year-old earlier this week.

 

 

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A source close to Mr Nathan told The Straits Times: "He's doing well. But just like before, his ability to walk is not so strong. The therapists are trying to make him stronger."

Mr Nathan told the paper in January that he had not been able to go for his regular walk along East Coast Park for more than six months.

He said then: "I cannot walk any distance. My health is not good. I became breathless and tired. But my mind is okay."

Mr Nathan has served Singapore as a social worker, trade union activist, diplomat and president.

He served two six-year terms as head of state from 1999 to 2011.

In 2013, he became only the seventh person to be conferred the top National Day honour – the Order of Temasek (First Class).

Source: The Straits Times

 

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