President Lungu to receive medical procedure abroad

Hon. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
Hon. Edgar Chagwa Lungu

The Medical Team attending to President Edgar Lungu, have recommended that the President undergoes a high-tech medical procedure which is currently unavailable in Zambia.


The Doctors have therefore referred President Lungu for specialised treatment abroad.


This is contained in statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda.


Mr. Chanda further explained that the Medical Team has explored options of correcting the narrowing of the food pipe that led to the illness of the President on Sunday March 8th 2015.


He said a team of senior doctors comprising physicians, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists, reviewed these findings and recommended immediate correction of this condition.


He said as announced earlier President Lungu has a history Achalasia , the condition of the narrowing of the food pipe which was corrected 30 years ago at the University Teaching Hospital and appears to have recurred.


  1. Rais Jakaya Kikwete had q procedure done in the USA. He recently visited ZAMBIA. There was no issues at all. So why do we chose to look at HEEL differently????