Lungu has throat problems not malaria – State House

Lungu has throat problems not malaria – State House

President Edgar Lungu’ spokesperson Amos Chanda has issues yet another version of what caused president Lungu to collapse, this time he says its achalasia.

Medical doctors tell the Watchdog that achalasia, the narrowing of the food pipe, sometimes occurs secondary to other conditions like oesophageal cancer.
Yesterday, Chanda told the nation that Lungu has malaria and fatigue.

But Chanda issued another statement saying ‘the President was later taken to Maina Soko Military Hospital for medical tests and observation. Medical tests carried so far ruled out full malaria infection.’

Chanda said ‘the Nation may wish to know that President Lungu has a history of the narrowing of the food pipe (medically known as achalasia), which was corrected 30 years ago at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

‘The tests have revealed that this condition may have recurred and could have led to the low sugar condition the President experienced during the Women’s Day event.

He said ‘a team of senior doctors comprising physicians, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists, reviewed these findings and recommended immediate correction of this condition.’

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