LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to Services Hospital amid strict security for medical checkup on Monday night, said sources.
According to the details, a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team took Nawaz Sharif to the hospital after his health deteriorated in Kot Lakhpat jail.
The sources further said that a medical board, heady by Professor Mahmood Ayaz has been formed for medical checkup of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) supremo.
Talking to journalists, Dr Mahmood Ayaz said that Nawaz Sharif’s platelet count was low from normal range and added that it could be happened owing to various reasons. He said that platelet count could fall due to excessive use of medicines. The doctor further said that mosquito-borne dengue fever could also be a reason behind the low platelet.
“Nawaz Sharif has been suffering from low fever since few days,” hospital sources said and added that platelets kit could be administered to him.
Taking to the social networking website, Twitter, Nawaz’s personal physician Dr Adnan Malik said that the PML-N supremo required immediate hospitalization for medical treatment.
Former PM #NawazSharif is detected to have critically low Platelet Count (16*10^9/L) that could be due to multiple pathologies & requires immediate in-hospital care.
I’ve requested the concerned authorities to act in urgency please. pic.twitter.com/hnaYHEAxkF
— Dr. Adnan Khan (@Dr_Khan) October 21, 2019
Later, a NAB spokesperson told the journalists that Nawaz Sharif’s health was better and added that he was tested negative for the mosquito-borne disease.