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Jokowi, Kalla visit Yudhoyono in Gatot Subroto hospital

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 19, 2018   /   03:40 pm
Jokowi, Kalla visit Yudhoyono in Gatot Subroto hospital President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (second left) visits Democratic Party chairman and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (second right) on Thursday at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta. Vice President Jusuf Kalla (left), First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo (third left) and Mufidah Jusuf Kalla (fourth left) accompanied Jokowi on his visit. (Courtesy of/Anung Anindito)



President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday morning visited his predecessor, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was apparently hospitalized for fatigue at Central Jakarta's Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD).

During his visit, the President was accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo as well as Vice President Jusuf Kalla and his wife, Mufidah Jusuf Kalla.

“From what I could see, [Yudhoyono’s] condition is improving. He said he was exhausted. Let’s pray together so he can recover soon,” Jokowi told reporters after the visit.

The Democratic Party leader reportedly fell ill from exhaustion following his tour to Pacitan, East Java and Yogyakarta. He has been receiving treatment at the hospital since Tuesday.

His health condition caused Yudhoyono to cancel a plan to meet Prabowo on Wednesday to discuss a possible coalition for the 2019 presidential race. Prabowo visited his hospitalized Democrat counterpart on Wednesday evening. (yuk/ahw)