Health Deputy Minister, Chikusu dies after heart attack

The late Deputy Minister of Health Patrick Chikusu and his wife Edah

Health Deputy Minister Patrick Chikusu has died.

Dr. Chikusu died last night at Milpark Hospital in South Africa where he was evacuated after suffering a heart attack.

This is in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Mwansa Kapeya.

Mr. Kapeya said Dr. Chikusu had earlier been admitted to Coptic Hospital in Lusaka for a heart problem before being evacuated to South Africa for specialist treatment.

Mr. Kapeya who is also Chief Government Spokesperson said the nation will be advised on details of the funeral arrangements in due course.

He regretted that Zambia has been robbed of a patriotic Zambian who rendered selfless service as an eminent medical practitioner and servant to the people.