RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly refused to be shifted to a hospital regardless of the advice of a medical board fashioned to determine his well being situation.
A five-member medical board fashioned by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Monday visited Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail at present, the place Nawaz is presently incarcerated for corruption, to conduct a check-up of the previous premier after his well being situation reportedly worsened.
The medical board together with a cellular laboratory reached the Adiala jail this morning. Nawaz was shifted from his cell to the hospital facility in the jail for check-up, sources advised Geo News.
Following the check-up, sources near the Sharif household claimed the board advised that the previous premier is shifted to a hospital over fears that his situation could deteriorate if he stays in jail.
However, sources stated Nawaz is adamant that he stay in jail and use the services obtainable there.
On the opposite, official sources revealed the medical board has determined to attend for check stories earlier than making a choice on Nawaz’s therapy outdoors jail.
PIMS varieties five-member medical board
Earlier at present, a medical board was fashioned comprising Dr Aijaz Qadeer as chairman and comprising PIMS Head of Cardiology Dr Naeem Malik, Medical Specialist Dr Shajee Siddiqui, Dr Sohail Tanvir and Dr Mashood.
The caretaker authorities wished the medical board to cross-check the report of Major General (retd) Dr Azhar Mehmood Kiyani, head of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC), on Nawaz’s well being, sources stated.
A workforce of well being officers led by Dr Kiyani carried out the previous premier’s medical check-up at Central Jail Rawalpindi on Sunday.
‘Nawaz’s situation can worsen’
As per final night time’s medical report, a duplicate of which is offered with Geo News, there’s a danger of Nawaz’s kidneys failing because of a scarcity of water.
“Heat and lack of sleep have also affected the former premier’s health,” the report said.
It added, “If conditions do not improve then Nawaz’s heart problem can worsen.”
The report additionally urged that the previous premier be shifted to RIC.
Speaking to Geo News, Dr Kiyani stated, “Nawaz is fine except for a deranged kidney function for which he needs to be hospitalised.”
“An in depth medical report has been given to the Punjab authorities by means of the jail superintendent and IG prisons,” he added.
Following Kiyani’s go to, the jail superintendent reportedly penned a letter to PIMS — Islamabad’s largest public hospital — to arrange a medical board in gentle of the previous PM’s well being.
Nawaz, who flew from London to Lahore alongside his daughter, Maryam Nawaz on July 13, was arrested on arrival on the Allama Iqbal International Airport, flown to Islamabad by way of a helicopter, and shifted to jail, the place he’s serving the sentence awarded to him in the Avenfield properties case alongside together with his daughter and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.
Nawaz’s situation worsened because of denial of services: Aurangzeb
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb stated the nation is worried about Nawaz’s medical situation in jail.
“PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif had written letters to caretaker premier and Punjab chief minister to enchantment to supply primary facilities to Nawaz,” Marriyum stated.
The PML-N chief asserted, “Jail authorities deprived Nawaz of basic facilities.”
“Nawaz’s condition worsened due to denial of facilities,” she added.