Nelson Mandela Still Unable to Speak

by Bidita Debnath on  November 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM Celebrity Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Nelson Mandela, former South African president, is still unable to speak, but he is not on life-support machine, his ex-wife said.
 Nelson Mandela Still Unable to Speak
Nelson Mandela Still Unable to Speak

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said that ailing Mandela was unable to talk because of the tubes that have been put in his mouth to clear fluid from the lungs, but he uses facial expressions to communicate, the BBC reports.

However, the doctors have said that they hope to recover his voice, Madikizela-Mandela said.

His condition is such that he has become very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept sterile, and therefore the bedroom has been literally converted into an ICU ward, she added.

The 95-year-old returned home in September after spending nearly three months in a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection.

The government has repeatedly said that his condition is critical, and sometimes unstable.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive