Medical board issues recommendations regarding Nawaz's treatment

Panel advises forming larger board comprising cardiologists, electrophysiologists

News Desk January 24, 2019
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Special Board examining Nawaz Sharif issued a medical report stating recommendations regarding the former prime minister’s treatment.

In the report released on January 23, the panel advised continuing Nawaz's previous treatment and ensuring risk factor modification. The board further recommended that a larger Special Medical Board is being constituted to plan the future course of the treatment.

Maryam says ‘Nawaz is unwell’ in Kot Lakhpat jail

The report further recommended that the larger board should comprise senior cardiologists including clinical electro physiologists from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC), Rawalpindi and Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Lahore.

Earlier today, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal expressed grave concern over Nawaz's health and warned that if anything happened to the former premier, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Punjab government would be held responsible.

Nawaz shifted to hospital for medical examination

On January 22, the former prime minister had been shifted to the PIC amid strict security.

In a tweet on Monday, daughter of the former premier Maryam Nawaz said that her father, who remains incarcerated at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, was unwell but the family was uninformed about his medical condition.

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