Chalerm to be moved out of ICU
- Published: 22 Oct 2013 at 16.18
- Online news:
Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung's condition has stabilised and he will be moved from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a regular patient room tomorrow, the director of Ramathibodi Hospital said on Tuesday.
Dr Surasak Leelaudmalipi said a preliminary medical examination suggested that Mr Chalerm's blacking out during a meeting on Monday was a symptom of his previous treatment for a subdural haematoma – an illness associated with traumatic brain injury.
The 66-year-old politician still needs to be x-rayed to confirm that he does not have a recurrent hemorrhage, he said.
Mr Chalerm will remain under hospital care for one more day, Dr Surasak said. If there were no complications he would then be released to continue his recovery at home.
According to the reports, the labour minister suddenly convulsed during a meeting on drug suppression with deputy city police chief Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen on Oct 4. He then lost consciousness and almost fell from his chair.
The outspoken politician was admitted to Ramathibodi Hospital where he underwent surgery for a subdural haematoma. He was discharged from the hospital on Oct 10.