Hospital says HM the King needs complete rest

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BANGKOK, Dec 5 —  Realising that the general public might worry about His Majesty the King’s health following the cancellation of activities on his 87th birthday celebrations today, Prof Dr Udom Kachintorn, dean of the Mahidol University Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, said HM the King needs only complete rest in order to regain his strength.

The Royal Household Bureau has issued an announcement saying that the royal physicians have advised the monarch to cancel his activities, including the public audience on his birthday, which caused his subjects to become worried over his health.

Dr Udom said His Majesty the King’s condition remains stable and he needs complete rest as the doctors at Siriraj Hospital want him to recover and regain strength.

About three weeks ago, the monarch developed a high fever while his gallbladder was inflamed, but his condition is now almost cured after medication was given.

However, His Majesty the King still needs at least one month to recuperate while the medical team will closely oversee his food and rest, Dr Udom said, stressing that the revered king will “not travel anywhere today.”

HM the King was earlier scheduled to the Amarin Winitchai Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to grant an audience to the royal family, civil servants, and the public to offer their well wishes on his 87th birthday today.