LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Friday informed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s condition is improving and his platelet count has reached 22,000 in fresh medical test reports.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the minister informed about the health of the former prime minister. “Nawaz is suffering from blood pressure and heart disease. However, proper treatment is being given to him at Services Hospital where he was admitted after his condition deteriorated,” he mentioned.
Govt to accept court’s decision on bail plea
Dr Yasmin further said that the government will accept the decision of court on the bail plea of former premier in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him. He also expressed her best wishes for Nawaz Sharif and prayed for his early recovery.
On Thursday, the medical board has confirmed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is suffering from acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP
) and his condition is improving as platelets count increased to 20,000 from 7,000.
A doctor, treating the former premier, said the treatment of ITP has been started after the diagnosis was confirmed and Nawaz will recover in a week’s time. He further said that the disorder is treatable in Pakistan and intravenous treatment has commenced.
“He does not have aplastic anaemia and his haemoglobin and WBC count (white blood cells) are normal. Platelets are low though,” said the doctor, who is well aware of the former premier’s treatment and health issues.
The doctor added that Nawaz’s bonemarrow is also functioning normally and is making blood as it should in addition to a normal level of reticulocytes.
Earlier, Nawaz Sharif
is likely to shifted to Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute (PKLI) on Thursday for the medical treatment.
According to the details, Nawaz Sharif would undergo various tests for the kidney and liver, including the entire body. The option of sending Nawaz Sharif abroad for medical treatment will come under the consideration after the test reports.
Nawaz Sharif’s platelets being treated at Services Hospital
have again started dropping, reducing to just 7,000 from 25,000. He is being administered medicines enhancing platelets. Nawaz Sharif has so far been administered five mega units of platelets.