Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, 24, who was severely injured during a rioting incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya, recently, is still relying on several life support machines to allow his internal organs to heal.
Fire and Rescue Department director-general Mohammad Hamdan Wahid said he was informed of the matter by specialists at the National Heart Institute (IJN), who are closely monitoring Adib's condition since his admission Nov 28.
"As of today, he is still critical but stable, however, he has shown a lot of positive developments, and we believe he has the strength to recover with the help of IJN specialists.
"The doctors also said some support equipment is still being used to ensure the respiratory, blood flow and heart functions can be restored to their optimum levels," he said.
Hamdan was speaking to reporters after the investiture ceremony held in conjunction with the birthday of Pahang ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah at Istana Abu Bakar today.
Earlier this month, doctors took Adib off life support for his heart as it was able to function on its own.