Next 48 hours critical for Nawaz Sharif’s health


Doctors refuse to discharge ex-PM from hospital

Staff Reporter


Head of medical board taking care of former premier Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that health condition of Nawaz is deteriorating further and next 48 hours are critical for the health of Nawaz Sharif.
Dr Mehmood Ayyaz in an informal talk to media said injections administered to Nawaz to raise platelet count have created more problems for him. He said kidneys of Nawaz are being affected by injections and steroids.
He said the results of kidneys’ test are not satisfactory. He said cardiac medicines are affecting his platelets.
Sources said platelets of Nawaz Sharif have reduced to 20,000 and angiography is not possible due to lower platelet count. Doctors treating former prime minister Nawaz Sharif have refused to discharge the Pakistan Muslim League-N supremo citing serious health risk, says a news channel.
Nawaz, who was admitted to Lahore’s Services Hospital almost a week ago and is being treated under the supervision of the facility’s special medical board, had experienced once more a dip in his platelet count a day prior, with the number going down from 45,000 to 25,000.
The platelet count, according to the special medical board, had decreased due to the medicines he was being administered for his cardiac disease following a minor heart attack earlier. However, doctors stopped giving him that medicine, following which his platelet count rose back up.
Doctors further advised to keep the PML-N leader in the hospital till platelet count is normal. Nawaz in his current condition cannot be moved from the hospital, the doctors said.
Separately, sources explained that treating the PML-N supremo had become a major challenge for the medical board as the steroids he was being administered to bump up his platelet count worsened his condition in terms of blood pressure and diabetes.
According to sources, the doctors have also decided to carry out a full body scan, which they hope would reveal all the body parts that have been affected.