Doctor visits Suu Kyi twice in eight days

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese democracy icon and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was medically examined by her family doctor on Thursday for the second time in eight days.

The doctor’s visit was confirmed by NLD spokespersons and her lawyers, who said she may be suffering from low blood pressure and gastric problems.

Dr. Tin Myo Win her family physician was allowed by the junta authorities to examine her on Thursday, her lawyer Kyi Win told Mizzima. The doctor is permitted to visit the National League for Democracy General Secretary on the first Thursday of each month.

“When we met her last Wednesday and discussed matters we didn’t think that she was ill. But she told us she felt dizzy and had low blood pressure. We informed the authorities about her health. They in turn informed her family doctor. We have heard Dr. Tin Myo Win examined her but we are not aware of the details,” Kyi Win said.

NLD leaders said that the doctor carried an ECG machine to her house on Thursday.

“We have heard about her medical checkup. Her family doctor took an ECG machine for a checkup. We don’t know her detailed health situation,” NLD vice-chairman Tin Oo said.
“I heard Aung San Suu Kyi was suffering from a gastric problem and is on medicine. Maybe the side effect of the medicine was making her dizzy. I too have heard Dr Tin Myo Win took an ECG machine to her home,” NLD CEC member Win Tin said.

“Aung San Suu Kyi is a sparse eater. So, she could have developed gastric and had to take medicines. But, I think her illness is not serious,” he added.

Mizzima was unable to reach Dr Tin Myo Win for details of his visit to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Last year May, an American citizen John William Yetttaw swam across the Inya Lake and entered her home illegally. She was sentenced to three years in prison for flouting her detention laws. But, junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe reduced it to 18 months of house arrest by an executive order.

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