Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mandela back in Hospital With Lung Infection

The South Africa  anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela  has been readmitted  to a Pretoria  hospital with a recurring lung infection, government announced Thursday.

Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail in recent years and has been hospitalized several times since last year, most recently earlier this month when he underwent a  medical test.

As calculated this is the third time in four months Mandela has been hospitalized
Tata as he is popularly known by his supporters was admitted to a hospital just before midnight Wednesday due to the recurrence of his lung infection.

 “Doctors are attending to him, ensuring that he has the best possible expert medical treatment and comfort,” the statement said. It appealed “for understanding and privacy in order to allow space to the doctors to do their work.”

It did not identify the hospital. In December, Mandela spent three weeks in a hospital in the South African capital of Pretoria, where he was treated for a lung infection and had a procedure to remove gallstones.

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