• Short Summary

    A 12-YEAR-OLD ZAMBIAN BOY SERIOUSLY ILL WITH A SUSPECTED BRAIN TUMOUR WAS RUSHED TO SALISBURY, RHODESIA, BY AIR FROM LUSAKA ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOR AN OPERATION.

  • Description

    A 12-YEAR-OLD ZAMBIAN BOY SERIOUSLY ILL WITH A SUSPECTED BRAIN TUMOUR WAS RUSHED TO SALISBURY, RHODESIA, BY AIR FROM LUSAKA ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOR AN OPERATION. THE BOY CHRISPEN ZULU WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS BABY SISTER AND HIS MOTHER.

    CHRISPEN WAS ADMITTED TO LUSAKA HOSPITAL ON 25 OCTOBER. WHEN IT WAS REALISED HE WOULD HAVE TO BE SENT TO SALISBURY FOR TREATMENT NOT AVAILABLE IN ZAMBIA, THE LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS CONTACTED THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN SALISBURY WHO OBTAINED PERMISSION FOR HIM TO BE FLOWN IN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY USUALLY SUCH APPLICATIONS TAKE ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO HE GRANTED.

    THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO HARARI CENTRAL HOSPITAL IN SALISBURY, WHERE HE'LL PROBABLY HAVE A BRAIN OPERATION IN A FEW DAYS. OTHER ASSISTANCE GIVEN BY THE RHODESIAN AUTHORITIES INCLUDED THE WAVING OF IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UDPKBU1LSXFXMNP6O72EIG45
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UDPKBU1LSXFXMNP6O72EIG45
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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