Journalists are seen at Singapore General Hospital where Singapore's Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is treated, on March 18, 2015. Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill and has deteriorated further, said the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)
SINGAPORE, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew still remained critically ill in the intensive care unit (ICU), the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Thursday.
Lee's worsening condition was announced on Tuesday, when the PMO said he had an infection and was being treated with antibiotics. Doctors were monitoring his condition.
Lee, 91, has been in hospital since Feb. 5 with severe pneumonia. The PMO said on Feb. 28 that his condition had improved slightly but remained on antibiotics. It also said the founding leader continued to be sedated and on mechanical ventilation.
Lee co-founded the ruling People's Action Party and became the premier of the newly-born republic in 1965. He stepped down as prime minister in 1990.