President Geingob in critical but stable condition: Mbumba

WINDHOEK: Namibian President Hage Geingob has been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) at a Windhoek hospital as part of his cancer treatment, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba announced on Saturday. 'Following his recent return from the United States of America, where he received medical treatment as a prelude to him undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the country, the president was admitted to an intensive care unit at a hospital in Windhoek,' Mbumba said in a statement issued to Nampa. Following a briefing from the president's medical staff Saturday afternoon, Mbumba assured the nation that the Head of State would continue receiving intensive medical treatment and care. 'The president's medical team has observed some signs of improvement since his return to the country; that notwithstanding, his condition remains critical but stable,' he said. President Geingob returned to Namibia on Wednesday after a seven-day specialised cancer treatment in the United States. Geingob last month informed the nation that cancerous cells were detected in his body by his medical team following biopsy exams. The presidency last week said Geingob travelled to the United States on invitation by leading scientists and medical professionals in Los Angeles, California, to undergo novel therapy for cancerous cells. Mbumba, who is the acting Head of State, said 'the government continues to do everything necessary to ensure that the President receives the best medical care, support, and treatment. This will be done while continuing to give regular updates on the president's condition.'

Source: The Namibia Press Agency