Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the firefighter who was severely injured after being attacked by a mob in the Sri Maha Mariamman temple fracas in USJ25, Subang Jaya on Nov 27, no longer requires the Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (vv-Ecmo) machine to support his lungs.
National Heart Institute (IJN) in a statement today said that the doctors had removed the machine at noon today after viewing Adib’s progressive development and clinical improvement.
"He has made great strides and progress over the last 72 hours. He is able to communicate via a whiteboard with his family and healthcare providers.
“(However,) Adib currently continues to require respiratory support with a ventilator and a dialysis machine. His rehabilitation exercises will be intensified to improve his muscle power and strength for his upper and lower limbs," the IJN statement said.
Adib was equipped with the Ecmo machine since being moved to IJN.
Earlier this month, doctors had took him off a heart-support machine as his heart was able to function on its own.