Pretoria, (WEDNESDAY, 11th March 2015) — Doctors attending to His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia who fell ill on March 8, 2015, have announced that after carrying out four comprehensive examinations today, they have obtained very encouraging results and 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 the President suffered, 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 this evening will be subjected to further examination on March 12, 2015, 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. The next bulletin will issued at 19:30 hours on Thursday, March 2015.
This statement has been authorized by Dr. Dorothy Kasonde and Dr. Dave Kishore on behalf the five other doctors treating President Lungu.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS & PUBLIC RELATIONS)