Dr. Saleem Shahzad Cheema, Medical Superintendent of Services Hospital Lahore told that the platelet levels of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have increased but they are still not normal.
Dr. Cheema said while addressing the media on Saturday that Nawaz Sharif is not medically fit. He added that Nawaz Sharif’s platelet count has increased but not to a sufficient level. He further told that Nawaz Sharif was forced to walk today so that the doctors know if he can travel or not.
He told that many other doctors also suggested that the condition of Nawaz Sharif is not good so he should remain in the hospital for further treatment. He added that if Nawaz Sharif wants to leave the hospital, he can submit an application.
Dr. Cheema told that Nawaz Sharif can only be declared medically fit when his platelet count is at least increased to more than 150,000. He added that they are also giving steroids to Nawaz to resolve the issues related to his kidney. He also told that the sugar level of Nawaz’s blood has also increased from 200 to 375.
Earlier today, Dr. Adnan Khan, family doctor of Nawaz Sharif, told on Twitter that Nawaz is not in good health and that his condition is still severe. He said, “The treating doctors tried to reduce the steroids dose being given to him but unfortunately resulted in a drop in platelet count again which has come down yesterday. The cause needs to be diagnosed and established without delay.”
Former PM #NawazSharif remains critical. The treating doctors tried to reduce the Steroids dose being given to him but unfortunately resulted in drop in Platelet count again which has come down to 38*10^3/uL yesterday.
The cause needs to be diagnosed & established without delay.
— Dr. Adnan Khan (@Dr_Khan) November 2, 2019
Nawaz Sharif was transferred to the Services Hospital Lahore from the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on October 21 after Dr. Adnan Khan alerted about his critical condition.
At first, Nawaz did not want to go to the hospital. However, he later agreed to receive treatment at the Services Hospital when he was convinced by his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, who was specially called there for him, to move to the hospital.
Nawaz Sharif was granted bail in the Al-Azizia case on medical bases by Islamabad High Court on Tuesday. Before that, he was also granted bail in the Chaudhary Sugar Mills case by the Lahore High Court on medical basis.