Spouse to People’s Party President Mike Mulongoti, Mrs. Betty Mulongoti has expressed profound gratitude to President Edgar Lungu for evacuating her husband to receive specialized medical treatment.
She said the quick action by President Lungu to evacuate Mr. Mulongoti will save his life.
She said that Mr. Mulongoti was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital(UTH) for two weeks and his condition was deteriorating as special medical tests that were being done were being sent to South Africa for analysis.
She said doctors in South Africs had assured her that they have began the process of tests and treatment.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba said tremendous efforts have been made to invest in the health sector in Zambia.
He said the Ministry of Health had continued to invest in laboratory, diagnosis and specialized medical equipment, factors that usually cause foreign medical evacuations.
He said Zambia had qualified medical personel running hospitals all over the world hence the decision to invest in gaps that caused foreign access to treatment.
He said in the long term, Zambia would achieve regional and world class standards at the pace of investment being done to the Health Sector.
He said this when he visited Mr. Mulongoti at the hospital.
President Lungu last week directed that People’s Party president Mr. Mike Mulongoti, be evacuated to South Africa for specialised medical treatment.
Mr. Mulongoti is admitted to Avrwyp Medical Center in Johannesburg.
He was brought by an air ambulance on Sunday morning.
In the picture is Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba, Mrs. Betty Mulongoti and daughter, Juliana Mulongoti at the Hospital Cafe.