Government has decided to evacuate a second year University of Zambia -UNZA- student to South Africa for specialized spinal treatment.
Everntyn Chongo, sustained a spinal injury after jumping from a second floor of her hostel during riots that rocked the Great East Road Campus on Thursday night.
Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya says President Edgar Lungu is concerned with the student’s welfare hence the decision to evacuate her.
Dr. Chilufya reveals that government engaged the Chongo family over the matter and have collectively agreed that she goes for specialized treatment.
The Minister said this to ZNBC news after visiting Ms. Chongo at the University Teaching Hospital.
Ms. Chongo’s father Geoffrey is grateful to government that his daughter will be evacuated for specialized treatment.
Currently, the Air Ambulance from South Africa is being awaited to ferry the patient.
Yesterday government called for thorough investigations into the disturbances that occurred at the University of Zambia.
Chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya said it is regrettable that the riots started after some students attended a UPND press briefing in Lusaka were inflammatory statements were allegedly issued.
Ms. Siliya said government cannot stop students from demonstrating peacefully because it is their right.
She however stated that student demonstrations at night are a source of worry because they put the lives of others at risk.