Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan’s jails, after a heart attack, is “very serious” after heart complications and he should be shifted to the hospital without any delay, his doctor said on Wednesday.
Sharif (69), who was sentenced to seven years in jail in Lahore jail, was admitted to a hospital in Lakhpat jail on Tuesday after complaining of heart complications.
He was later released from the hospital and was brought back to jail after medical examination. The doctors of Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore had taken their medical tests, Sharif’s condition was “not serious”, but “aggressive medicines” and regular medical follow-up recommendation to avoid heart problems.
However, Sharif’s cardiologist, Adnan Khan, said that his condition was “very serious” and that he should move to the hospital without any delay.
“Nawaz Sharif cannot be treated in jail due to heart attack and should be taken immediately to the hospital so that he will be taken care of,” Khan said.
“The special medical board that was examined before Sharif had suggested to move him to the hospital for treatment but the government did not pay any attention to this suggestion,” he said.
Sharif’s Stress Thallium Test – In his medical report, “Blood pressure LV pumps/contractions show that 56 percent is normal.
The report says that the left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart, has been damaged on the lower left wall.
While expressing concern about Sharif’s health, his daughter Marim tweeted: “My only source of information on what is happening to my father is the media only.”
Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif asked the three-time prime minister to provide the best healthcare facilities to the government.
A special medical board that examined Sharif in jail last week observed “he is not completely well” as it is necessary to test him.
According to the report of the special medical board, “Patient Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, 69, examined by the special medical board is a known case of Diabetes Mellitus and hypertension.
In 2001 and 2017, Sharif has increased the coronary angioplasty (PCI) twice. In 2011 and 2016, he had open heart surgery twice (no medical records/documents are available for the above procedures at the time of the examination).
After evaluation of these test reports and the availability of the previous cardiac medical records, the board says that further management plans will be started.
Sharif was sent to Kot Lakhpat prison on December 25.