Sharif unwell, may be shifted to hospital today

Published: July 22, 2018
Former PM should be shifted to a hospital immediately, say doctors. PHOTO: PML-N/FILE

Former PM should be shifted to a hospital immediately, say doctors. PHOTO: PML-N/FILE

RAWALPINDI/ LAHORE: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s health has taken a turn for the worse in Adiala jail, as he is suffering from chest pain and urinary issues along with other symptoms.

A team of doctors from Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, headed by its Chief Executive Major General (retd) Dr Azhar Mehmood Kayani, visited the prison and compiled a report after carrying out a detailed medical check-up. The report has now been sent to the Punjab Health secretary.

The findings in the report suggest that Sharif be shifted to a hospital immediately. Express News anchor Javed Chaudhry was the first to break the news.

Chaudhry revealed that Sharif had suddenly fallen ill. The party supremo has been behind bars for ten days now with his condition  having now worsened.

Safdar ‘unwell’, doctors to assess condition

Although his personal physician Dr Adnan had seen him twice in recent days, the jail administration called doctors from RIC to be sure of what had happened. The team spent about one-and-a-half hour inspecting his condition.

According to the medical board, his body’s water levels are very low, which has made his heartbeat erratic now. The amount of urea in his blood has also become very high, which could even lead to kidney failure.

The board’s findings suggested that Sharif be shifted to hospital immediately.

Sharif had complained about his health yesterday and the Punjab health secretary constituted a medical board headed by Maj Gen (retd) Dr Kayani.

Shifting of Sharif family to Sihala rest house postponed

The Punjab Prisons sources told Daily Express that they are waiting for the Punjab home department’s orders about shifting Sharif to the hospital.

Maj Gen (retd) Dr Kayani said the former PM is suffering from heart and kidney problems and, therefore, the board has suggested that he be shifted to a hospital because many of the tests required cannot be performed in jail, nor do jails have the necessary medical facilities required to treat his condition. However, the decision is up to the Punjab government, he added.

Meanwhile, there are strong chances that Sharif will be shifted to RIC today.

Caretaker provincial ministers Shaukat Javed and Ahmed Waqas Riaz said the jail superintendent has been informed in writing about Sharif’s health issues and the home department has formed a medical board which will perform another checkup today to decide on whether to shift him to a hospital. They confirmed that Sharif’s medical tests suggested he had kidney issues. The caretaker government is in touch with jail authorities and Nawaz Sharif is getting better medical facilities, they added.

Sharif was awarded a 10-year jail term in the Avenfield reference, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in jail, and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar was sentenced to one year imprisonment.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Parvez
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:35PM

    This was predicted the day Nawaz was sent to Adiala by Mr.Hillalay on a TV show that he co-anchors…..+1 to Mr. Hillalay.Recommend

  • Salman Hasan
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:36PM

    Sharif family pre-planned this whole thing. Their so called ailments are just another drama episode to get sympathies from Pakistani nation. Brothers and sisters, don’t fall prey to this dramaybaaz Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz Sharif. They are con artists and they should not be treated any different than any average prisoner serving the similar or comparable sentence. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:36PM

    How can VVVIP Government leaders ever be expected to run the country since they are so sickly as to need hospitalization at the first hint of JAIL??????Recommend

  • Tamer
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:42PM

    72 hours to vote and a Well planned drama kick starts to fool the already fooled public. These guys are real actors and lyersRecommend

  • pashtun
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:52PM

    He is not used to eating or drinking or living like a common PakistaniRecommend

  • Muhammad Maroof Mugjal
    Jul 22, 2018 - 11:54PM

    Ya Allah prime minister main Muhammad nawaz sharif ko jalad sehat yab kar he is my favourite leader. Aameen sub dostoon set day ki appeal hay.Recommend

  • Imran Ghori
    Jul 23, 2018 - 12:01AM

    How a carroupt mafia live in prison,, they simply want to fool the people’s by playing victim card,, Panama sharif returns our whole money Recommend

  • madiha
    Jul 23, 2018 - 8:21AM

    this was bound to happen ! now let’s see what Maryam comes up withRecommend

  • Mohammad Shoaib Sarwar
    Jul 23, 2018 - 9:17AM

    OO Ya..

    He must ENJOY each and every faility of his country which he made actually.Recommend

  • Salman
    Jul 23, 2018 - 11:12AM

    This was on the cards. When any politician is sent to jail same drama starts. Dr. Asim is one of the examples who is at large. Recommend

  • Syed
    Jul 23, 2018 - 11:26AM

    May Allah keep him Healthy and he would stay more behind the Jail. However, it is time for him to collect sympathy by innocent public while 48 hours to go elections.Recommend

  • JAI
    Jul 23, 2018 - 11:43AM

    Leader of Punjab couldn’t handle the prison for a few days even after countless amenities. His brother has ruled Punjab for 10 odd years, but was complaining about the prison conditions. I wonder who should be held responsible for the prevailing prison conditions? (Hint: CM for the last 10 years). Recommend

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