Actor Eric Mabedi, who left the country over a week ago for medical attention in India, has been certified fit to undergo a kidney transplant at BLK Hospital.
Mabedi, who arrived in India on November 8, said all procedures to enable him undergo the surgery have been done and what remains is for the doctors treating him to advise him on the actual date of the surgery.
“The personnel started running various blood tests the same day we arrived which was Thursday last week. Those processes went on until Monday. I am happy to report that I have been certified fit for the surgery,” he said.
Mabedi said at the moment he is waiting for feedback on some legal processes that had to be redone back in Malawi.
He said: “I sent the documents to Chidothe, Chidothe Lawyers and Nanthuru and Associates there in Malawi. Once that is done, they will advise on the date of the operation. Right now, I am operating from a hotel as an outpatient.”
Mabedi paid special tribute to the Malawi High Commission office in India for giving him moral support.
Government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) facilitated Mabedi’s trip after doctors at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital recommended a kidney transplant.
MoH spokesperson Joshua Malango said they have so far received positive updates from all patients the ministry referred to India.
He said: “Once we send our people there, we stay in touch with their personal nurses. They provide us with reports on a weekly basis on each patient and so far there has been no negative developments.”
Mabedi has been accompanied on the trip by his wife who will is acting as his guardian and his nephew who is his kidney donor. He is expected to stay in India for 30 days. n