South African doctors confirm Lungu’s Achalasia


South African Doctors attending to President Edgar Lungu at a Pretoria Hospital in Johannesburg  have announced that after carrying out four comprehensive examinations yesterday, they have obtained very encouraging results .

The South African doctors also reaffirmed the findings by the Zambian doctors that the illness of the President was caused by the recurrence of his Achalasia condition.

The four specialist doctors assisted by three Zambian doctors affirmed that the low blood sugar level condition the President suffered on March 8 was caused by the narrowing of his food pipe, (a condition medically known as Achalasia), which requires a specialised medical procedure after another round of further assessment.

The positive results doctors obtained last evening will be subjected to further examination today after which a decision would be taken on the method of treatment the President will undergo.

The seven doctors, comprising four South Africans and three Zambians have unanimously agreed that the Achalasia condition needed to be corrected in order to forestall the President’s recurrent low sugar condition.

President Lungu was admitted to a Pretoria Hospital at 22:15 hours on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

This is according to the fourth medical bulletin on President Lungu’s health released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda.

According to Mr Chanda, the next bulletin on the President’s health will issued at 19:30 hours today.

Mr Chanda said the statement has been authorized by President Lungu’s physicians Dr. Dorothy Kasonde and Dr. Dave Kishore on behalf the five other doctors treating President Lungu.