The health of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif showed further improvement on Friday as his platelet count – which had earlier reduced due to a blood disorder – reached 55,000.
Nawaz has been admitted in Lahore’s Services Hospital for the past 11 days. He was diagnosed with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and underwent a five-day Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy. The former prime minister also suffered an angina attack during his hospitalisation.
However, the head of the government-constituted medical board, Dr Mahmood Ayaz, recommended against discharge.
The team is scheduled to run more tests. The medication for ITP was affecting Nawaz’s heart and kidneys as the former premier has