Following a decision by the Patriotic Front to report UPND Vice President Dr Canisius Banda to the Medical Council of Zambia over an alleged medical report in his possession detailing the health status of PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu, the physician has owned up and stated that he didn’t have any such medical report.
When medical authorities confronted Banda, he claimed ignorance of the Medical Report. The PF also maed an appeal to have Dr Banda arrested for uttering forged document.
The Medical Association of Zambia (MAZ) says it will not take any disciplinary action against opposition United Party for National Development vice president for politics Canisius Banda over his recent statement on PF president Edgar Lungu’s health.
Dr. Banda recently disclosed at a media briefing in Lusaka that the UPND has seen a purported medical report indicating that Lungu suffers from a Kidney problem.
MAZ President Aaron Mujajati has said his association cannot take disciplinary action against Dr. Banda because he has denied being in possession of the medical report that suggests the PF presidential candidate suffers from a kidney problem.
Dr. Mujajati has disclosed that Dr Banda who is a medical expert by profession denied this after the Association called him shortly after his revelation was published in the media.
Dr Banda explained that his party was only hearing about the same medical report through the media and not as some media houses had reported that the UPND is actually in possession of a copy of the said medical report
Dr Mujajati however says had it been proven that Dr. Banda was in possession of the medical report which he spoke about during his recent media briefing, he would have been in breach of medical ethics for which disciplinary action would have been taken against him.
He says the disciplinary action would have however excluded the withdrawal of Dr. Banda’s Doctoral practising license considering that the issuance of such licenses is a preserve of the government.
Dr. Mujajati states that in principal no medical Doctor is allowed to divulge information about a patient without seeking permission from the patient.
He says it is for this reason that his association does not tolerate any of its members who deliberately breaks medical ethics.