Over the past several months since the brief hospitalisation of the Right Honourable Dr. Hage Geingob, there have been a number of speculative and conflicting reports in the media about the status of his health as well as the reason for his hospitalisation.
The Office of the Prime Minister would therefore like to make a clarification.
On Friday August 2, 2013, the Prime Minister was admitted to Medi-Clinic Hospital to undergo a standard medical procedure on his skull to remove blood caused by a small sub dural bleed. Reports by the Prime Ministers medical doctors clearly indicate that the condition is neither life-threatening or should be a cause for concern.
Following a brief overnight stay in the hospital on August 3, 2013 for observation, the Prime Minister was discharged from hospital on August 4, 2013 upon which he immediately held a press conference at his private residence in order to explain to the Namibian nation, and the world for that matter, the reason for his hospitalisation. All members of the media were invited to this press conference as an act to accentuate transparency and openness. Unfortunately there were still conflicting reports emanating from several media houses following the press conference.
It is for this reason that the Office of the Prime Minister wishes to state that the Right Honourable Prime Minister has been given a clean bill of health by his medical doctors who stated that his health is very good and well controlled. A quote from a letter from one of the Prime Minister’s medical doctors reads as follows: “I am happy to report that your medical condition is back to normal and that the sub dural bleed you had suffered will not have any residual medical effects on your health.”
Issued by the Office of the Prime Minister