Tuesday, 28 April 2009 21:34
Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – With the health of famous comedian and film director Thura a.k.a. Zarganar, serving 35 years in prison, deteriorating, he was finally allowed a medical check-up on Monday.
Zarganar (48), suffering from a heart disease, was taken to Myitkyina People’s Hospital in Northern Burma’s Kachin state and allowed a check up by a cardiologist.
“He was taken outside yesterday but they did not inform his family. He was not in the prison when we went to see him yesterday. We went to the hospital and waited for him from 2:15 p.m. The medical Check-up was completed at about 4 p.m. and he was taken back to prison,” his sister-in-law Ma Nyein who visited him at Myitkyina prison told Mizzima.
“There is a prison ward at the hospital but Thura was not admitted. His liver function has improved and is ok now. A senior doctor at the hospital said that he might need oxygen,” she added.
Zarganar underwent ultrasound, X-Ray and ECG checks on Monday and doctors said his heart was swelling.
“After the medical Check-up, Thura told me that both Ultrasound and X-Ray results were good. But he underwent 2 ECG tests and the result said his heart was swelling. The doctor, who was not satisfied with the ECG result, said the heart is getting bigger when Zarganar asked him about the medical reports. He was disappointed with his heart condition,” Ma Nyein said. Continue reading “Detained Burmese comedian Zarganar allowed treatment”
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