Monday , March 30 2020

Sharif undergoes medical checkup at PIC

Lahore: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been brought to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) from Kot Lakhpat jail for a medical examination in tight security.

A medical board comprising of three doctors from the PIC are currently examining the health of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader. After complete medical checkup, he will be shifted back to the prison where he is serving seven-year term sentenced to him in the Al-Azizia corruption reference by an apex court.

In a tweet on Monday, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, lashed the Punjab government that she had been informed that her father was not well and will be taken to PIC tomorrow but she and her family was not aware of that.

“We still haven’t received the reports given by the medical boards. After pleading with the jail authorities, we have also written to the Home department.”

During the last week, the medical board recommended more tests of Sharif, including TROP-I, echocardiography and stress thallium scan [in case TROP-I test is negative].

“Patient Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, 69, was examined by the special medical board. He [Mr Sharif] is a known case of diabetes mellitus and hypertension for the last 10 years. He is also known case of ischemic heart disease since 2001,” a report compiled by the medical broad read.

The medical board consists of Prof Dr Shahid Hameed (Chairman), Associate Professor Dr Sajjad Ahmed and Assistant Professor Dr Hamid Khalil of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore.

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