LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’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 said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
The Standard Operation Procedure to treat any patient suffering from idiopathic and thrombocytopenia was the same as we provided, she said adding that Nawaz Sharif was being provided all the required medical facilities.
“You should know that his platelets have started reproducing,” she said.
“Different tests have been conducted and most of them are okay. His bone marrow is also working fine and his blood pressure is 90/ 160,” she added.
To a query, the health minister said she had no discussion with him about treatment abroad. The ex-PM had expressed satisfaction over medical assistance being provided by Dr Tahir Shamsi, she said.
“He has multiple problems, including diabetics, blood pressure, while he already had had heart surgery also. However, as per our evaluation, he is stable now,” she responded
On medical treatment from abroad, Yasmin Rashid said this was court’s prerogative to give permission in this regard.
“Since morning today, his platelets are okay and have not reduced,” she said.
On Oct 22, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesperson had said that Nawaz Sharif had been tested negative for dengue. His health was stable and his platelet count had dropped due to the blood-thinning medicines that his personal doctor, Doctor Adnan, gave him.
On Oct 22, workers of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) have slaughtered two goats to be given as sadqa for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s good health.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to Services Hospital, Lahore after his health deteriorated on Oct 21.