Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was released at his request from the Service Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) in Lahore, changed his mind on Tuesday evening and asked him to stay overnight in the hospital, said a member of the medical council.
Nawaz was due to be transferred to Sharif Medical City Hospital, but as the release orders for his daughter Maryam Nawaz could not be obtained from the Lahore High Court, the former prime minister decided to delay his departure from hospital so the two can leave together.
Maryam Nawaz has also been under treatment at Services Hospital since October 23, a day after her father’s admission.
She is awaiting bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case after the LHC granted her request a day earlier.
The PML-N leader was ordered to provide two bonds worth Rs 10 million each, deposit an additional Rs 70 million and hand over his passport to secure his release.
While her husband, retired captain Mohammad Safdar, submitted the additional 70 million rupees with his passport to the court, Maryam’s lawyers were slow to complete the paperwork and the bonds could not be submitted for the working hours of the court.
Release voucher issued
Nawaz’s discharge slip was issued by the hospital on Tuesday evening after a medical examination. An ambulance from Sharif Medical City Hospital had arrived to transport the former prime minister. The president of the PML-N and brother of the former prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, had also arrived to review the arrangements made.
Later, when Nawaz decided to stay in the hospital until Maryam’s release, the ambulance was fired.
Dr Ayaz said the former prime minister himself expressed a wish to be transferred to Sharif Medical City Hospital.
The doctor had previously informed the media that certain medical tests – including a genetic test – which have been recommended for Nawaz are not available in Pakistan.
His remarks followed a meeting between a 12-member hospital board to review Nawaz’s condition and decide on the future course of his treatment.
The medical council recommended that a genetic test be done after finding that Nawaz’s platelets could not be raised to normal levels and that his sugar and blood pressure levels were also inconsistent.
Dr Ayaz said that Nawaz’s health, on the whole, has improved. “If he wants to travel, he can.
Nawaz has secured a medical bond in the pending Chaudhry Sugar Mills case with the Lahore High Court. His seven-year prison sentence in the Al Azizia case was also suspended by the High Court in Islamabad for eight weeks on medical grounds.
Nawaz’s health indicators
When asked about Nawaz’s health indicators, the doctor said that although his condition had improved slightly, his CBC report showed a decrease in platelet count Again. His platelet count now stands at 30,000 per microliter, he said.
In addition, his sugar levels have not been able to stabilize in the last 15 days. According to the medical council, the sugar levels of the former prime minister are checked 5 to 6 times a day. The levels climbed to 150-190.
Board members said that Nawaz’s medications go through a review every day, and despite using steroids, his sugar levels cannot be controlled. They said that the use of steroids is necessary to keep the kidneys functioning normally. A low dose of these steroids is being administered, the board added.
According to Dr Ayaz, at the meeting it was decided that the dose of steroids should be lowered further.
The medical board said that Nawaz arterial pressure and cholesterol are also beyond what is considered normal.
“We have now removed the restrictions on his Diet“, said the board of directors, adding that he will now follow a simple diet instead of a restricted diet. It was also decided that his hydrant should be increased and that he should take walks every day.
In addition, some samples were taken so that heart, kidney and blood sugar tests could be performed.
Decreased platelet counts
The former prime minister was rushed to the Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) on October 22 after his personal doctor sounded the alarm over his deteriorating health.
On that day, doctors at the hospital had called Nawaz’s condition “serious” despite the transfusion of three mega units of platelets within hours of his admission.
According to medical tests carried out at the time, the former prime minister’s platelet count had “risen from 16,000 to a critical level of 2,000” when he was taken to hospital that night, prompting members of the medical board to resort to “immediate transfusion”. platelets to save his life, “said one of the board members.
After a three-day struggle, a six-member medical council, headed by the director of the service hospital Ayaz Mahmood, diagnosed the reason for Nawaz’s deteriorating health.
“This is an acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets,” said a member of the board of directors. Dawn.