FELIX Mutati and two others have been evacuated from Solwezi General Hospital to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka following a serious road accident in Mufumbwe yesterday.
According to doctors at Solwezi General Hospital, the trio which includes Scorpion Kadobi and Samson Moyo were stable but needed further examinations.
The trio was admitted to the hospital from last evening.
Minister of health Dr Chitalu Chilufya facilitated for the former works and supply minister to be flown by flying doctors to Lusaka this morning.
Mutati complained of chest pains as he was being examined at the hospital last evening.
Mutati was involved in an accident around 15:30 hours Thursday August 22.
Moyo who was driving the Toyota Hilux carrying Mutati and three other passengers hit a deep pothole, careered off the road and flew into Kashima Stream on the Mufumbwe-Kabompo Road in Kamazovu in Chief Chizela’s area.
Mutati was in North-Western Province to mobilize the opposition MMD and was headed to Kabompo after addressing party members in Mufumbwe earlier.
Mutati’s personal assistant Edmond Miti said the former Lunte Constituency member of parliament was doing well.
“Basically, the reason why he’s been evacuated is to ascertain whether or not there are any other injuries that may have not been detected using the equipment that was used at the hospital in Solwezi,” Miti said.
“We are a grateful to all those who joined us in prayer because we believe it is thorough those prayers that we are able to say we are alright,” added Miti.