Nawaz’s condition improving after rise in platelet count: doctors – Pakistan

The condition of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is improving as his platelet count increased to 20,000 from 7,000, said Dr. Mahmood Ayaz, director of the Institute of Medical Sciences Services (SIMS) on Thursday.

Dr. Ayaz added that the patient's bone marrow is "fully functional."

The hospital administration confirmed today that, according to initial test reports, Nawaz Sharif was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia. According to doctors, the disease causes the breakdown of blood cells. Hospital doctors stated that thrombocytopenia is a treatable disease.

Earlier in the day, Dr. Ayaz had said the patient would be taken to the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) and the Research Center for a PET scan (positron emission tomography). The scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how tissues and organs work.

According to sources at the hospital, the jailed prime minister refused to be transferred to the PKLI.

Petition for bail filed at LHC

Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif, president of PML-N and younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, filed an application today in Lahore High Court seeking a bond for Nawaz at the Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference. The court asked the National Responsibility Office (NAB) to send a response, postponing the hearing until tomorrow.

The court also requested that the Punjab government submit a detailed report on Nawaz's health and summoned Dr. Ayaz for the hearing tomorrow.

During the hearing, Shahbaz's lawyer argued that Nawaz's health was a matter of "life or death" and informed the court that Dr. Raza Shamsi had been specially called from Karachi and that he, along with Dr. Ayaz , is supervising Nawaz's treatment.

Separately at the LHC, Maryam Nawaz also filed a petition, seeking her own bond in Chaudhry Sugar Mills' reference against her. NAB was instructed to submit a response to this request as well, by tomorrow.

IHC requested the suspension of the sentence

Earlier in the day, Shahbaz had moved the High Court of Islamabad (IHC), seeking the suspension of Nawaz's sentence in Al-Azizia's reference for medical reasons. The PML-N president also asked the court to release his brother on bail until a decision on the appeal against his conviction is made.

The petition had argued that Nawaz should be treated by a doctor / medical expert in Pakistan or abroad, according to his choice.

The IHC registration office had raised objections to the petition, saying that Shahbaz, the applicant, was not the affected person. However, an IHC division bank eliminated the objections after hearing the arguments of Khawaja Haris, the Sharif family lawyer.

The court summoned the medical superintendent of the Hospital of Services to appear personally in court with a new medical report. A response from the chief secretary and the secretary of the Interior of Punjab was also sought.

The hearing was postponed until tomorrow.

Critical platelet fall

NAB had transferred Nawaz to Lahore Services Hospital on Monday night, after his personal physician, Dr. Adnan Khan, had alerted about his critical condition in the custody of the responsibility guard.

On Tuesday, hospital doctors described Nawaz's condition as "serious" despite the transfusion of three mega platelet units within a few hours of admission.

According to medical tests on Tuesday, the former prime minister's platelet count "dropped from 16,000 to a critical level of 2,000" when he was taken to the hospital on Monday night, which led medical board members to undergo to an "immediate transfusion". of platelets to save his life, "said one of the board members.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1512662/nawazs-condition-improving-after-rise-in-platelet-count-doctors

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