LAHORE: Chief Executive Sharif Medical City and physician of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Dr Adnan Khan on Tuesday said Nawaz Sharif was critically unwell and fighting the battle for his health and life.
“His thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and NSTEMI (a type of heart attack) is further complicated by deteriorating kidney functions. Poor blood sugar and blood pressure control is taking its toll,” Dr Adnan Khan said in a tweet.
He said pending scans/biopsies, diagnostic dilemma still ensued from multiple complex pathologies and co-morbidities.
“In a paradoxical catch 22 situation; establishing a definitive diagnosis & subsequent management poses considerable risk to Nawaz Sharif’s fragile & unstable health,” he tweeted.
The personal physician said doctors were closely monitoring Nawaz’s heart and kidney functions. Next 48 hours were critical for his health, he added.
Efforts were being made to increase his platelets, but all in vain, he said adding that his platelets had again dropped to 20, 000. “So far, it could not be ascertained as to why his platelets are decreasing,” he said.
Dr Adnan said he had been treating the former PM for last 20 years, but he had never seen him so sick.
On Oct 24, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid had said the former prime minister’s health condition was stable now and it would start improving in a couple of days.
“We have identified that Nawaz Sharif’s platelets are decreasing because of anti-bodies, therefore we have started administering injections for this. It will take a little time to cure. Immunoglobulins will attach themselves on anti-bodies now to stop their destructive job,” Dr Yasmin Rashid had said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.