Nelson Mandela leaves Hospital after tests in Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela

Fears over Nelson Mandela’s  health have subsided following his discharge from Hospital on Friday morning,

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was rushed to the Hospital Thursday following a respiratory bad condition, sending panics across the world over the extent.

He has now been discharged from hospital, the country’s surgeon general said.

V J Ramlakan said there was no need to panic about the health of  the former President, claiming he is responding positively to treatment.

Mr Mandela, 92, spent two days in a Johannesburg hospital placed under specialist observation after undergoing several tests.

He said Mr Mandela had been treated for an acute respiratory infection, responded well to treatment and had been discharged to receive home-based care.

Mr Mandela has a history of respiratory problems after contracting tuberculosis during his 27 years in prison and undergoes regular hospital check-ups, but his latest visit to Milpark Hospital had stretched into an unusually long stay.

Mr Ramlakan said: “Dr Mandela is in high spirits and has been visited by his family and friends. Medically, at present, there is no need to panic.”

_ Mirror,