Visiting United Kingdom Princess Anne has today visited former President Kenneth Kaunda at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
The Princess arrived at the hospital around 10:15 hours and ushered into the fast track VIP ward by the hospital’s senior management.
During the closed-door meeting Princess Anne wished Dr Kaunda well.
Briefing journalists after the visit, UTH Managing Director, Lackson Kasonka, assured that Dr Kaunda was responding well to treatment and had made steady progress in his recovery.
Dr Kasonka explained that the former president was admitted to the hospital with high temperature and suspected malaria.
He said after various investigations Dr Kaunda was suspected to have minor chest infections which he could have picked from trips he made before he was brought to the hospital.
Dr Kasonka said the high temperature is also suspected to have been picked from the environment at the funeral house.
He said when he was picked on Saturday he was weak and had high temperature but has since stabilised and the temperature has come down.
Dr Kasonka said currently the former President is being treated for suspected malaria but he is well and is expected to be discharged from hospital by the end of today or tomorrow.
He assured the nation that a team of doctors are currently doing everything possible to ensure Dr Kaunda gains his strength.
Dr Kasonka said the restrictions were made to ensure the former first President is not stressed up but rather have enough rest.
He has further thanked Zambians for their concerns about the health of Dr Kaunda and urged them to continue with prayers for his quick recovery and join the rest of the mourners in mourning his wife.
Dr Kasonka said Zambians should rest assured that Dr Kaunda is all right and making steady progress as he even watched the match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
He dismissed rumours currently speculating that the former President is very ill because of the restrictions to visitors who would want to see him.
The Royal Princess who arrived this morning is in the country to celebrate Princess Elizabeth the Second’s diamond jubilee.
Early this morning the visiting Princess called on Acting President, Alexander Chikwanda, at his office and held a closed door meeting were economic issues were discussed.