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Zardari advised to avoid certain foods, take precautionary measures

Zardari advised to avoid certain foods, take precautionary measures
October 23, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The medical board has advised former president Asif Ali Zardari to avoid certain foods and also take different precautionary measures on Wednesday. A four-member medical board headed by Professor Shajee Siddiqui, constituted to examine the health condition of Zardari and allowed him to have homemade food in jail. The medical board also instructs Zardari to refrain from standing for a long time, in addition to using a soft pillow for his neck ache. The doctors further advised the PPP co-chairman to reduce the use of salt and oily food. The board allowed Zardari to eat fish and chicken, in small quantity. He can also avail homemade food, sources added. It is pertinent to mention here that the newly-constituted medical board for the former president comprises PIMS specialists from neurosurgery, heart and medicine. The other three members include Dr Naeem Malik, Dr Amir Shah and Dr Zulfiqar Ghauri. A day earlier, Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to the PIMS due to his deteriorating health. According to the details garnered, the PPP co-chairman was transferred to hospital after a recommendation of a medical board examining his health. Under high alert security, Asif Zardari was directly shifted from an accountability court to the hospital. The district administration is considering declaring Pims Hospital a sub-jail. Earlier in the hearing, the court had rejected a petition filed by Zardari, who has been put in jail on judicial remand, seeking his shift to a hospital for medical care. The court had remarked that the court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the matter, and it should be referred to the relevant forum. Zardari’s advocate Latif Khosa had argued before the court that his client’s life was in danger and it was his Constitutional right to avail medical facilities in the jail. Earlier, the court extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till November 12 in the money laundering case.