Doctors suggest to shift Sharif from jail to hospital
Lahore, Jan 24 (PTI) Doctors have recommended that Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif should be shifted to hospital from jail as he could be best treated there for his heart complications.
A four-member (second) special medical board of the Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital Lahore examined Sharif, 69, in jail recently and recommended that for his “optimal treatment” he should be shifted to hospital.
Sharif, who is serving a seven-year imprisonment in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail, was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after he complained of heart related complications. He was later discharged from the hospital and taken back to jail following the medical tests.
The board also recommended some changes to his medicines to control blood pressure and diabetes besides further tests.
“Given uncontrolled BP, stage 3 CKD with estimated GFR of 50 ml/ min, borderline raised troponin T level with significant history of ischemic heart disease and suboptimal care, Nawaz Sharif will benefit from hospitalisation so that optimal management and cardiac assessment can be initia ted,” the board, comprising AIMC principal Dr Arif Tajammul (chairman), Dr Tanveerul Islam, Dr Aamir Nadeem and Dr Shafiq Cheema, said in its report.