|President Lungu and First Lady Esther at Maina Soko Hospital|
explored options of correcting the narrowing of the food pipe that led to the
illness of the President on Sunday March, 8 2015.
Doctors have recommended that President Lungu undergoes a high-tech
medical procedure which is currently unavailable in Zambia and therefore he
has been referred for specialised treatment abroad.
As announced in our earlier Bulletin this morning, President Lungu has a history
Achalasia (the condition of the narrowing of the food pipe.) This condition
was corrected 30 years ago at the University Teaching Hospital and appears
to have recurred.
A team of senior doctors comprising physicians, surgeons, pathologists, and
radiologists, reviewed these findings and recommended immediate
correction of this condition.
This statement has been authorized by Dr. Dorothy Kasonde and Dr. Dave
Kishore on behalf the doctors attending to President Lungu.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT (PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)