Islamabad (Staff Report): A five-member medical board of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) that examined Nawaz Sharif in jail on Monday concluded that the ousted prime minister was not suffering from any acute problem.
The board constituted by PIMS consisted of Pims Joint Executive Director Dr Ejaz Qadeer, Head of Cardiology Department Dr Muhammad Naeem Malik, Head of Nephrology Department Dr Sohail Tanveer, Head of Gastroenterology Dr Mashood Ali, and Professor of General Medicine D. Shajee Ahmed Siddiqi.
The board was constituted on request of jail authorities to examine the ousted premier for a second opinion after examination by two cardiologists of the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology found him dehydrated, suggesting hospitalisation to avoid cardiac and diabetic complications.
They warned that the patient could suffer acute renal failure due to dehydration and poor sleep amid humid weather.
However, the medical board has concluded that blood tests and urine test were normal except his urea level. The second round of examination is likely to be conducted today.
The advised the former premier to continue previous medication until the fresh medical examination is completed.