Tanzanian first lady admitted at public hospital, earns social media applause

2016-11-11 15:40
Tanzania's newly elected president John Magufuli delivers a speech during the swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. (Daniel Hayduk, AFP)

Tanzania's newly elected president John Magufuli delivers a speech during the swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. (Daniel Hayduk, AFP)

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Dar es Salem – Tanzanian First lady Janeth Magufuli has been admitted at a public hospital in Dar es Salaam for an undisclosed illness. 

According to BBC, Janeth was admitted at the same hospital where a senior hospital chief was fired by Magufuli a year ago.

The first lady’s unexpected admission at the public hospital has gained social media applause across the continent.

Social media users applauded the move, saying it was a "great example to some of the continents elite". 

Janeth was quoted as saying that the hospital had improved and that she had "also received good care from the doctors and nurses".

In recent years, African leaders have been hugely criticised for seeking medical treatment from overseas while locals had to make do with some of the countries underfunded and understaffed hospital facilities at home.

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