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Larger medical board to examine Sharif’s health

LAHORE: A larger medical board will evaluate the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore today, ARY News reported, citing sources.

The six-member medical board constituted by the Punjab government will examine the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo’s health condition and medical reports and then will submit its recommendations to the provincial government.

The medical board comprises Dr Hamid Sharif Khan, Assistant Professor at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology,  Dr Muhammad Talha Bin Nazir, Assistant Professor of Electrophysiology, Dr Shahid Hameed, Professor of Cardiology at Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore, Dr Sajjad Ahmed, Associate Professor of Cardiology, Brigadier Abdul Hameed Siddiqui, classified cardiologist Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases, Rawalpindi and Brigadier Azmat Hayat classified electrophysiologist Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases.

Speaking to PML-N leaders who came to meet him at the prison last week, the PML-N supreme leader complained that he was being denied the right to treatment by the government. “I am not well. I am suffering from pain in my arm and chest.”

Earlier, a medical board had declared the reports of Sharif unsatisfactory. He had undergone echo and thallium scan tests at Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC).

The reports pointed out expansion of heart size due to its thickened muscles while Sharif’s echocardiogram (echo) test was also declared unsatisfactory. His three cardiac tests were conducted at PIC, including echo, thallium and electrocardiogram (ECG).

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