The Minister for Works Dr John Magufuli was yesterday admitted at Dodoma Referral Hospital after suffering from high blood pressure.
However, the information The Guardian reporter gathered by yesterday afternoon after visiting the Hospital showed the minister’s health was improving.
Speaking to The Guardian yesterday, Dodoma Referral Hospital Acting Medical Officer in charge Dr Zainabu Chaula said Dr Magufuli was received yesterday at the hospital at about 08:00.
According to Dr Chaula, the minister had complained of a headache as he prepared to go to the parliament’s morning session. He decided to go to the hospital for a check up.
“Dr Magufuli was diagnosed with high blood pressure and we have
started treating him. His pressure has normalised.
We decided against discharging him so that he could be under close observation,” Dr Chaula told The Guardian yesterday afternoon.
Dr Chaula said the hospital administration decided to admit Dr Magufuli in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) so that he could be under close medical care.
However she said the hospital management was forced to post a security guard at the ICU’s gate to prevent people from frequenting the room to allow Dr Magufuli to rest.
Only Dr Magufuli’s secretary and Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda were allowed to see him. A nurse, who preferred anonymity, told The Guardian in the afternoon that Dr Magufuli’s condition was normal.