Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has said that he and Vice President Jusuf Kalla are praying for former First Lady Kristiani "Ani" Herawati Yudhoyono's health.
Former President Susilo "SBY" Bambang Yudhoyono revealed that his wife was diagnosed with blood cancer. He said that the former first lady was taken to the National University Hospital in Singapore in early February.
"We are praying for her health. I, my wife, Pak Jusuf Kalla and Ibu Mufidah Kalla are praying for her health," President Jokowi told reporters on Wednesday.
"I have called Pak SBY four or five days ago. Pak Jusuf Kalla have also asked about her condition," President Jokowi said.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has sent a presidential medical team to assist Ani Yudhoyono's cancer treatment. He has also instructed Gatot Soebroto Army Central Hospital head Major General Terawan Agus Putranto to travel to Singapore.
"Ibu Ani is battling blood cancer. She must receive intensive treatment," SBY said in a video posted in the internet.
"I thank all people who pray for her health. I hope that God answers your prayers," SBY added.