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Doctor: Suharto has good recovery chance

January 19, 2008

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— Former Indonesian dictator Suharto's condition has improved and he has a good chance of recovering, his doctor said today.

"We're optimistic," presidential doctor Marjo Subiandono told reporters during a briefing.

The 86-year-old has been in the hospital for more than two weeks, suffering from multiple organ failure, pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially lethal blood infection.

The former leader is still attached to a ventilator, but his heart and lung capacity have improved, and his sepsis is also receding, Subiandono said.

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