Pengo was hospitalized at the national health facility on Sunday for further medical checkup.
MNH Relations officer Assistance, Neema Mwangomo said yesterday in a telephone interview that Cardinal Pengo was supposed to go to the hospital every after nine days so that medical specialists know the progress of his health.
“He was brought to the hospital last Sunday for the checkup, just to see the improvement of his health.”
The official said Pengo was admitted at the hospital for normal medical checkup as advised by his specialists two weeks ago.
Mwangomo assured the people that Pengo’s health was stabilizing as the health experts are taking care of him.
On January 1, this year, Pengo was admitted at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) due to the cardiac complications.
On January 8 this year the Director of (JKCI), Professor Mohamed Janabi said Pengo will be discharged soon because his health has improved.
He attributed his miraculous recovery to modern technology at the facility and the competence of its staff.
He said Cardinal Pengo is no longer in need of an oxygen machine, drips and other ‘critical condition’ equipments; “but he is still in the hands of doctors...a few days from now he will be discharged,” the doctor reassured family, friends and congregation.