ACTING President Inonge Wina has authorised the evacuation of former Vice – President Lupando Mwape to South Africa for specialist treatment.
Mwape, who has been in admission in the University Teaching Hospital for the last nine days, will be flown to South Africa by midday today.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Mwape thanked President Edgar Lungu and Wina for the love and care showed to him.
And Ministry of Health head media relations Stanslous Ngosa said health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya has invoked provisions of the Health Professionals Council Act, removing Professor Sekelani Banda from the position of Board Chairperson of the Health Professionals Council (HPCZ), and replacing him with Ministry of Health permanent secretary in charge of Administration Dr Kennedy Malama.
Ngosa also said the Ministry of Health, acting through the Civil Service Commission, has recalled from secondment, HPCZ Registrar Dr Aaron Mujajati and redeployed him to Ndola Central Hospital.
He said Prof Banda would continue to serve as director training in the Ministry of Health and will focus on the onerous task of operationalising the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University in his capacity as Deputy Vice Chancellor designate for the University.
Dr Chilufya has profusely thanked Prof Banda for his role in transforming HPCZ.