Nawaz needs to undergo angiography, medical board suggests govt

Not received official medical reports of my father yet, says Maryam Nawaz

News Desk February 19, 2019
Medical board terms the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health condition satisfactory. PHOTO: FILE

A medical board formed to examine the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has suggested him to have an angiography.

Dr Arif Tajammul, the head of medical board, while speaking to media at the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore on Tuesday said that the glucose level and blood pressure of Nawaz were satisfactory.

However, the board has recommended the government officials to carry out the angiography, he added.

Dr Arif maintained that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) top leader had been diagnosed with minor stones in his kidneys, which "is not a cause of serious concern, however, the overall health condition of him is satisfactory".

The three-time premier’s angiography needs to be done and the hospital where he is admitted equipped with state of the art machinery but no medical tests can be carried out without the government’s approval, the physician told reporters.

Nawaz not satisfied with medical treatment, claims Shehbaz
Moreover, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the deposed premier, said that the family had not received the official medical reports of her father and she got to know about the angiography through media reports.

Maryam passed the remarks while she was in the hospital to inquire about her father’s health.

Separately, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif called for the government to provide uninterrupted medical treatment to Nawaz in the light of medical board's recommendations.

A day earlier, he said that the former prime minister was not satisfied with the medical treatment he was being provided at a local hospital.


Viking Star | 5 years ago | Reply Angiography is such a small and easy procedure. Can be done in 1000s of places in Pakistan. Takes only an hour. So I would request the government to take NZ out from jail for 2 hours and put him back behind bars after the procedure.
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