Cardinal Pengo's health stabilises


The Archbishop of the Dar es Salaam Catholic Church Archdiocese of, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo
 The Archbishop of the Dar es Salaam Catholic Church Archdiocese of, Polycarp Cardinal Pengo’s health condition has improved and is expected to be discharged from the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute at anytime now.
The cleric was admitted last Friday due to cardiac related complications but the Director of (JKCI), Professor Mohamed Janabi told reporters yesterday that Cardinal Pengo will be discharged soon because his health has improved.
 
He attributed his miraculous recovery to modern technology at the facility and the competence of its staff.
 
He said Cardinal Pengo is no longer in need of an oxygen machine, drips and other ‘critical condition’ equipments; “but he is still in the hands of doctors...a few days from now he will be discharged,” the doctor reassured family, friends and congregation.
 
In her comments, Minister of Health ,Social Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu expressed her contentment   with the hospital’s  services and pledged financial support to JKCI.
 
“Cardinal Pengo told me that due to the good services he received from this institute he will no longer travel abroad for treatment,” she said.
 
Mwalimu said the government is committed to continue financing JKCI to make sure the Institute becomes regionally competitive .
 
She insisted that since JKCI started operations at least 3bn/- that would otherwise be used to take patients abroad for the heart surgery and other cardiac diseases has been saved.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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