Chienge Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Katele Kalumba is responding well to treatment.
Dr. Kalumba who was evacuated to India for specialist treatment of a heart condition has shown great signs of improvement.
This is according to a statement issued by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High Commission in India Bwalya Nondo and made available to ZANIS.
Mr. Nondo disclosed that, yesterday, Acting Zambian Commissioner to India Brig. Gen. Allan Kalebuka visited Dr. Kalumba in Hyderabad Apollo hospital in New Delhi where he is admitted.
And Mr. Nondo has disclosed that Energy and Water Development Minister Kenneth Konga has returned home after a successful Ear, Nose and throat (ENT) operation in that country.
Meanwhile, Health Authorities in India have disclosed that, the country has recorded a total of 2,400 swine flu cases in the last two weeks with New Delhi, hitting a record high of 1,217 cases in the same period.
They have indicated that, the increase in swine flu cases has eventually accounted for about 20 percent cases among children with 670 deaths recorded as at December 10, this year.
This is out of a total of 21,929 reported cases across the Asian-Sub continent.
First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High Commission in India, Bwalya Nondo, told ZANIS in a statement today, that, health authorities in that country have warned of a further upswing in H1N1 flu owing to expected severe winter which aids rapid spreading of the contagious disease.
Meanwhile Acting High Commissioner to India Brig. Gen. Allan Kalebuka has since advised Zambians travelling to that country to ensure that they adhere to preventive measures and seek early treatment at the onset of flu-like symptoms.
Gen. Kalebuka has also urged Zambians to ensure that they wear nose and mouth masks while in overcrowded places.