“No one has died of COVID in Zambia,” protests Dr. Lwipa Puma
No one has died of COVID in Zambia – Puma
DR Lwipa Puma says as far as he is concerned the country has not recorded any death arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
Puma, a medical doctor and former Health Deputy Minister in the Levy Mwanawasa administration, said all deaths recorded so far were linked to already existing medical conditions in the victims’ bodies.
“If you ask me, as a professional, we have not recorded any single death, any single case of death arising from COVID-19 in Zambia.
All the cases are linked to a serious problem which is more serious than COVID. It means that even if COVID[-19] was never mentioned, death should have occurred, anyway.
So, even if COVID was not mentioned those people would have died because you know how serious these diseases are,” he told.
The Mast in an interview on Saturday.
“I am wondering what is happening to some of our colleague doctors. Someone dies of stroke and it’s recorded as COVID death. You don’t need to be a doctor to know what stroke does to patients.
Someone dies of liver cirrhosis that was so serious as to even cause encephalopathy (mental disorder), and you record it as COVID? Strange! Someone dies of TB and is recorded as COVID death? What’s happening? Is someone telling them to record some COVID deaths or what? Seriously, no one has died of COVID in Zambia, let’s be serious for once bane, not just playing to the gallery. Normalise life for Zambians without delay. Or am I lagging behind new medical developments?” advised Dr. Puma.
Dr Puma said the Ministry of Health was not telling the public the truth. https://www.themastonline.com/2020/05/11/no-one-has-died-of-covid-in-zambia-puma/