Monday, 12 October 2009

Revealed: JK’s health in detail

From ThisDay, Dar es Salaam

PRESIDENT Kikwete is in ”excellent” health and has no history of AIDS, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or any other illness, his personal physician elaborated yesterday.

The state of the president’s health has hitherto traditionally been a closely-guarded secret in Tanzania. But in an unprecedented move, State House yesterday laid bare a comprehensive statement on Kikwete’s entire medical history and current status.

Addressing a news conference at the State House premises in Dar es Salaam, Dr Peter Mfisi - one of two personal physicians assigned to the president on round-the-clock basis - said he had been obliged to breach normal doctor-patient confidentiality at the request of the president himself, to allay spreading public speculation and fears on the actual state of Kikwetes health.


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