The University Teaching hospital -UTH- has successfully conducted a surgical operation on the 3-year-old boy who had needles embedded in his body.
Ministry of Health Permanent secretary for Administration Kennedy Malama has confirmed the development to ZNBC news, saying the team of experts conducting the procedure is satisfied with the first attempt at removing the remaining needles.
Dr. Malama who could not disclose the number of needles withdrawn from the boy’s body, added that Richard Zulu is recovering well in the Intensive Care Unit.
He said further details will be availed to the media this week on the progress of the boy.
Richard Zulu was evacuated to the University Teaching hospital recently after a directive by President Edgar Lungu when it was discovered that the boy had needles embedded into his body.