Thursday, July 23, 2009
Pengarah Yasmin Ahmad selesai jalani pembedahan otak - MStar
Kami warga OUM Perak mendoakan agar Pengarah Filem terkenal Yasmin cepat sembuh
Jul 24, 2009 Oleh AU YEONG HOW dan SHAHRIL ADZRIN
Pengarah filem dan iklan terkenal Yasmin Ahmad dibawa masuk ke Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) di Hospital Pakar Damansara. -fotoBERNAMA
PETALING JAYA, 23 Julai: Pakar Neuro di Hospital Pakar Damansara, Dr. Zakaria Zahri memberitahu pengarah Yasmin Ahmad telah mengalami serangan strok.
"Yasmin telah mengalami serangan strok dan terdapat pendarahan pada otaknya. Kami telah melakukan pembedahan untuk mengurangkan bengkak di dalam otaknya," kata Dr Zakaria Zahri yang telah membuat pembedahan kecemasan ke atas Yasmin selama lebih sejam bermula dari pukul 6 petang tadi.
Pengarah filem dan iklan terkenal, Yasmin Ahmad yang kurang sihat ketika sedang membentangkan kertas kerja di Sri Pentas, TV3, hari ini menjalani pembedahan di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) Hospital Pakar Damansara dan keadaannya kini stabil.
Datuk Dr Zakaria yang juga adik ipar Yasmin berkata pengarah itu mengalami strok dan pendarahan di bahagian otak.
"Jantungnya disokong oleh ubat-ubatan bagi mengawal tekanan darah... tempoh beberapa jam akan datang amat penting bagi kami, tapi beliau kini dalam keadaan stabil sungguhpun masih belum sedar," katanya.
Sementara itu penyanyi Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin bersama suaminya Datuk Seri Khalid Mohamad Jiwa yang turut berada bersama Yasmin pada pembentangan kertas kerja itu, berkata Yasmin mengadu sakit selepas 15 minit membentangkan kertas kerja berkenaan.
Menurut Dr Zakaria, beberapa jam seterusnya amat kritikal bagi Yasmin yang sedang ditempatkan di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) hospital tersebut.
Pengarah terkenal, Yasmin Ahmad. foto THE STAR oleh JOLEEN LUNJEW.
"Buat masa ini, jantungnya disokong oleh ubat-ubatan dan keadaannya sekarang stabil," kata Dr. Zahari pada sidang akhbar di Hospital Pakar Damansara di sini, petang tadi.
Turut hadir dalam sidang akhbar itu ialah Presiden Mercy Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood.
Beberapa selebriti terkenal turut berada di hospital untuk mengetahui perkembangan Yasmin. Di antara mereka ialah Datuk Siti Nurhaliza dan suami Datuk Khalid Mohd Jiwa, Adibah Noor, Fatimah Abu Bakar, Jaclyn Victor, Dafi, Rozie Rashid dan Afdlin Shauki .
Dalam perkembangan yang lain, keluarga Yasmin meminta pihak media dan orang ramai agar memberi mereka privasi. Mereka juga memohon agar semua orang mendoakan Yasmin kembali sihat seperti biasa.
Filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad critical but stable after surgery - Malaysian Insider
Yasmin being prepared for emergency surgery. - Bernama pic
PETALING JAYA, July 23 – Filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad is in critical but stable condition after underging emergency surgery at Damansara Specialist Hospital here following a stroke.
She collapsed earlier this afternoon while presenting a working paper at Sri Pentas, the headquarters of the TV3 television station.
The news spread fast through Internet social networks Facebook and twitter, which buzzed with chatter about the critically acclaimed director, first with rumours that she had died but later updates that she is alive but unconscious and in the ICU at the Damansara private specialist hospital.
Bernama quoted her brother-in-law, Datuk Dr Zakaria Zahari, as saying that Yasmin suffered a stroke and haemorrhaging in the brain.
“Her heart is being supported by drugs to control blood pressure...the next few hours are extremely important but now she is stable even though she is still unconscious,” he said.
The hospital has yet to issue a statement on her condition.
Datuk Siti Nurhaliza and her husband Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, who were also present when Yasmin was presenting the paper, said Yasmin complained of not feeling well 15 minutes into her presentation.
“She had started the presentation at 3pm and when she did not feel so good sat down and placed her head on a table.
“A few seconds later, we tried to wake her when we found she was having difficulty breathing,” he told reporters when met at the hospital.
Siti said after Yasmin was laid down in a supine position, a TV3 employee contacted a panel doctor of the station who gave her initial treatment.
She said Yasmin was then rushed to the hospital, arriving at 3.45pm.
“Only on arriving at the hospital did Yasmin showed some response,” she said.
Tan Kean Ang, a friend and manging director of the Leo Burnett advertising agency, said Yasmin had been fine the morning and had exchanged jokes with staff at the office.
“I was surprised when this happened,” he told Bernama, adding that he was in discussions with Yasmin on several projects which also involved Siti and her husband.
Yasmin, 51, is best known for her film “Sepet” as well as the festive messages sponsored by national oil company Petronas, all of which celebrate Malaysia’s racial diversity and harmony.
Yasmin’s road to success began with her work as an advertising copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather. Over time, she advanced to become creative director with Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur.
Fame followed when she took up filmmaking, with her movies having won widespread acclaim, including many international awards, and her works have been shown at prestigious film festivals in Cannes, San Francisco, Berlin and Singapore.
Yasmin was inducted into the Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame by the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia last November.