Wina doing ‘remarkably’ well – Govt


VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina is “remarkably” well, with all the cardiac parameters within the normal range, according to health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya. Vice-President Wina was on Saturday morning evacuated to South Africa for medical attention following a heart problem, which she suffered on Friday night. Dr Chilufya told journalists on Saturday that the Vice-President was first taken to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) on Friday night before her evacuation. Confirming the discharge from a South African hospital yesterday, Dr Chilufya stated that Vice-President Wina “has been discharged from the hospital after completing her treatment for a cardiac condition and undergoing a medical check-up.”

“She is remarkably well with all the cardiac parameters within the normal range,” Dr Chilufya indicated in a terse statement.

“Mrs Wina, who is in a jovial mood, will rest at a hotel pending her return home in the next few days.”

In early February, information permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo said the Vice-President was in India where she underwent a “very small routine operation” and was out of hospital less than 48 hours. He explained that contrary to malicious people peddling cheap lies that Vice-President Wina was evacuated for specialist treatment, madam Wina had a little challenge with one of her limbs which she wanted looked at. Kasolo said those who were peddling cheap lies should have verified with government.

“Madam Wina has always used a particular doctor and she always goes for her checkups to the same doctor in India. So what she has done is use the opportunity to go to India to do two things. One, she has a little challenge with one of her limbs which she wanted looked at. It’s a very small routine operation which she was in hospital from

operation to coming out less than 48 hours. She was discharged and she went to stay in a hotel close to the hospital. She could have come back but her doctor of course considering that our Vice-President is not a young lady, she is 79, so the doctor insisted that she has a complete course of physio in India and then she can come back,” explained Kasolo.

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