LAHORE (Dunya News) – The medical board on Friday decided to continue treatment of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif with Immunoglobulin injections.
Sharif has been under treatment at the Services Hospital since Monday night after his condition deteriorated in the NAB s custody. He is also serving a seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia corruption case.
The former PM’s platelet count again dropped 4,000 to 18000. The medical board keeping in view the reports of medical examinations of the PML-N supremo has decided to continue treatment Immunoglobulin injections.
Haematologist & Transplant Physician Doctor Tahir Shamsi has said it is good that Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif did not have Cancer and his disease is curable." Fortunately Sharif’s disease has been diagnosed.
Nawaz Sharf is diagnosed with acute immune thrombocytopenic and this disease is normally found in children but in some cases this posed to aged people too". DR Tahir Shamsi Said.
This disease can be cured with one medicine among steroids or IVIG injections, Shamsi said and added platelets condition will start improving within 4 to 5 days after taking this medicine.
He further said that after taking IVIG injections Platelets became normal after 10 to 12 days and to keep the level of Platelets proper, these drugs have to be used for six to twelve months.
When Platelets came to normal level man is able to do routine life work.
On the other hand, PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz has been moved to Services Hospital where she will undergo medical tests and meet her ailing father Nawaz Sharif.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had allowed Maryam Nawaz, who is on judicial remand in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, to stay with her father Nawaz Sharif at Services Hospital.
Following the deteriorating health of Nawaz Sharif, the premier contacted Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar and directed him to take Maryam Nawaz to her father.
The PML-N supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore office on Monday night after a massive drop in his platelet count.
Nawaz Sharif received transfusions of mega units of platelets at the hospital the next day. However, his condition deteriorated again on Wednesday evening after the platelet count fell sharply to a life-threatening level of 7,000.
Dr Adnan Khan, a personal physician of Sharif, had raised an alarm about his deteriorating health, urging the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government to immediately shift him to hospital for treatment.
Later, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz was taken to the hospital to inquire about the health of her father where she was briefed by medical board about present health condition of Nawaz Sharif. On the occasion, Maryam said government would be responsible if anything happens to her father.
She was also shifted to a room adjacent to her father’s ward for medical checkup. However, in the wee hours of Thursday, She was shifted back to the jail.