Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran has directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to make arrangements for Maryam Nawaz’s stay with her father in Services Hospital.
SIMS Principal Dr Mahmood Ayaz has said that the former prime minister has been diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia, a disease which causes the breakdown of blood cells. The doctors have said that the disease is treatable.
The former prime minister’s condition was "extremely serious". He submitted a detailed medical report of the former premier in the Lahore High Court. He told the court that a medical board, which also includes Nawaz's personal physician, meets twice everyday to discuss the PML-N supremo's condition.
The former prime minister is under treatment at the Services Hospital in Lahore after his platelet count once again dropped to a precariously low level.
On Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif’s platelet count dropped from 29,000 to 7,000. He was once again injected with platelets’ units on doctors’ advice.
Nawaz’s condition is closely being monitored and in order to assist the medical board, one doctor from Karachi and another from Islamabad has been called.
Meanwhile, the medical board treating the former PM confirmed that the former PM has been diagnosed with acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
According to medics, ITP is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets which are necessary for normal blood clotting.