Former President HE Kenneth Kaunda was admitted to the university teaching hospital (UTH) to be treated for a minor ailment.
Special Assistant to President Edgar Lungu in charge of Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda confirmed.
“He is stable enough and likely to be discharged soon” he said.
“Doctors have also used this opportunity to also carry out a comprehensive routine medical check-up” he said.
“He is likely be discharged soon”. He said.
Below is the full statement
STATE HOUSE OFFICIAL STATEMENT
LUSAKA, (Thursday, July 20, 2017)–Former President H.E Dr Kenneth Kaunda is stable and well enough to be discharged soon, doctors say.
The former President was on Wednesday July 19, admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) to be treated for a minor ailment.
He is stable enough and likely to be discharged after being observed further. Doctors have used this opportunity to conduct a comprehensive routine medical check-up that was going to be due soon.
He was brought to hospital when his minders reported that the former President appeared weak prompting the Minister of Health to deploy a specialist medical unit to check on him at his residence, who eventually brought him to hospital to check on him.
Following Dr Kaunda’s admission to hospital, State House has been inundated with frantic calls from foreign governments and international media especially in the wake of fake reports announcing the demise of the revered statesman. Some of the reports actually quoted the public broadcaster, ZNBC.
All media are hereby advised to maintain basic decency in their reporting and avoid such unethical conduct driven by a morbid mindset.
The Hon minister of health Dr Chitalu Chilufya will give an update the matter when necessary.
State House remains in constant contact with Dr Kaunda’s aides and doctors attending to him.
STATE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON