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Dec 9 2008 (DVB), The health of veteran journalist and senior National League for Democracy member Win Tin has improved since he was hospitalised on 4 December, his neighbour told DVB.
Apart from a slight cough, Win Tin's health is back to normal, Maung Maung Khin said.
"His blood pressure is regular now and his other illnesses have subsided," Maung Maung Khin said.
"He is able to eat and feeling revitalised. He has a bit of a cough. The physicians said they will continue to deal with it."
Win Tin was released from prison in September after serving more than 19 years.
But Maung Maung Khin said that since his release, Win Tin had continued to eat as he had in prison, which had left him too weak to cope with his demanding schedule.
"In hospital, his pupils, relatives and friends told him that he could not go on like that," Maung Maung Khin said.
"For 19 years you forgot about normal life, they told him. You can't live life like you did in there."
Win Tin was admitted to the Rangoon Medical Centre, a private clinic on Dhamma Zedi road, after a violent coughing fit caused him to pass out.
Maung Maung Khin said doctors were due to take X-rays today.
Reporting by Nan Kham Kaew