Nawaz should be shifted to hospital, recommends medical board

Former premier has developed cardiac complications

News Desk February 01, 2019
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: A special medical board constituted to monitor ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health recommended that the former premier be shifted to a hospital from prison.

The suggestion was made to the provincial home ministry in a report. According to Express News, the former premier has developed cardiac complications.

Nawaz's health 'at risk', says former premier's personal physician

On January 25, the Punjab government had formed the medical board to examine the health of Nawaz.

The medical board, comprising cardiac experts from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC), conducted a detailed examination of Nawaz on January 30 for two hours in Lahore’s prison.

Nawaz’s personal physician Dr Adnan also briefed the board about the medical history related to his heart ailment.

Following the check-up and on the basis of some medical reports, the special medical prepared its report which was later to the authorities concerned, insisting to shift the ousted prime minister to a hospital.

Not involved in any corrupt practice, reiterates Nawaz

Nawaz has been behind the bars since December 24, 2018, after an accountability court convicted him in a corruption reference filed in line with the apex court’s July 28, 2017 verdict.

His family also urged that he should be shifted to a hospital as the PML-N supremo was not getting proper medical facilities in the prison.

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Kaiser | 2 years ago | Reply All the stress and tension associated with years of corrupt practices can have serious consequences on your health specially the heart. I wish other prisoners in the jail get to be examined by such experts and transferred to comfortable surroundings of a hospital. There is dishonesy and preferential treatment every where, our doctors are no different in providing relief to influentials and hippocratic oath is thing of the past
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