The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) medical board has recommended former president Asif
Ali Zardari to eat only home-cooked and diet food after his health deteriorated. According to
hospital sources, doctors instructed the PPP Co-chairman to avoid the use of salt and oil in food. The
medical board allowed the former president to eat fish and chicken, in small quantities and advised him
to take more vegetables.
Yesterday, Zardari was brought to PIMS for lab tests on the recommendation of the medical board
in Adiala jail.
The PPP leader was brought to the hospital on Tuesday from Adiala jail in an armoured vehicle.
Doctors at the hospital performed a medical examination and took samples for labs. The former
president has meanwhile been shifted to the cardiology department of the hospital.
Last week, an accountability court in Islamabad had ordered jail authorities to act upon the
advice of medical officers on Zardari’s plea for his shifting to a hospital. –INP