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Nawaz should be shifted to hospital: Medical board


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A medical board which had been constituted to examine former prime minister and PMLN Supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif made its recommendation to shift the convicted politician to a hospital for treatment, local media reported on Friday, 1st February. A board of six doctors had examined Sharif at Kot Lakhpat Jail on January 30th. The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s personal physician was also present during the examination.

Sources quoted by the media said that a decision will be taken in this regard according to the report sent to Punjab Home Department by the medical board.

Nawaz Sharif had complained of chest pain a few days ago, after which his medical tests were carried out. The tests had indicated that Sharif suffers from cardiac issues, sources said. Nawaz Sharif, in his premiership in 2016, after the Panama papers scandal came out– which led to his subsequent imprisonment– went to London for extensive treatment and later an open heart surgery at a private clinic. Nawaz Sharif has also had a by-pass in 2011, which led to further cardiac complications.

Nawaz Sharif, 69, was taken to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore from Kot Lakhpat Jail in high security. He was discharged from hospital and taken back to jail following medical tests.

The team of doctors which examined Sharif in jail comprised Dr. Talha Bin Nazir, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology Rawalpindi, Dr. Hamid Sharif Khan, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology Rawalpindi, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed, Associate Professor of Cardiology, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Professor Dr. Shahid Hamid, Professor of Cardiology Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, Brigadier Azmat Hayat, Electrophysiologist, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases, Rawalpindi and Brig. Abdul Hameed Siddique, Classified Cardiologist, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National Institute of Heart Diseases, Rawalpindi.

On Tuesday, 29th Jan, Nawaz Sharif was rushed to a hospital after he complained of heart-related complications. Nawaz Sharif, 69, was taken to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore from Kot Lakhpat Jail in high security. He was discharged from hospital and taken back to jail following medical tests.

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“According to Mr. Sharif’s medical tests (conducted on Tuesday), his condition is not serious. But, he needs aggressive medication and regular medical follow-ups to avoid cardiac complications,” a senior doctor told a local media outlet. He said Nawaz Sharif’s angiography might be conducted. However, Nawaz Sharif’s cardiologist Adnan Khan termed his condition as “very serious” and said he should be shifted to the hospital without any delay.

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