KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan
Sharafuddin Idris Shah, today visited Tan Sri Dr Abdul Majid Ismail, who was the
director-general of health from 1971 to 1976, at his house in Jalan Langgak Duta
Sultan Sharafuddin enquired about the health of Abdul Majid, 90, who now has
to be assisted to move about. Also present was Dr Abdul Majid''s wife, Puan Sri
Khairany Mahyuddin, 86.
Dr Abdul Majid is close to Sultan Sharafuddin and had served as chairman of
the Society of Royal Datos of Selangor, said his son, Dr Aljafri.
He became the country''s first local orthopaedic surgeon in 1958, and was
appointed as the Health Ministry''s planning and research director in 1969.
Dr Abdul Majid, the eldest of 10 siblings, was active in community
organisations, and had served as chairman of the Heart Foundation of Malaysia
and president of the Malaysian Council for Rehabilitation.
"We are touched that the Sultan of Selangor took the time to visit our
father," Dr Aljafri told Bernama.
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