Mike Mulongoti’s wife Betty has hailed President Edgar Lungu for evacuating her husband to South Africa for medical treatment.

According to a statement from Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa, Betty said quick action by President Lungu to evacuate he husband would save his life.

She said Mulongoti was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) for two weeks but his condition was deteriorating as special medical tests that were being done were being sent to South Africa for analysis.

She said doctors in South Africa had assured her that they have began the process of tests and treatment.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said tremendous efforts had been made to invest in the health sector in Zambia.

He said the Ministry of Health had continued to invest in laboratory, diagnosis and specialized medical equipment, factors that usually cause foreign medical evacuations.

He said Zambia had qualified medical personel running hospitals all over the world hence the decision to invest in gaps that caused foreign access to treatment.

He said in the long term, Zambia would achieve regional and world class standards at the pace of investment being done to the Health Sector.

He said this when he visited Mulongoti at the hospital.

Mulongoti is admitted to Avrwyp Medical Center in Johannesburg.

He was brought by an air ambulance on Sunday morning, accompanied by his wife and daughter Julianne.