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Tuesday August 16, 2022

Doctors bar Nawaz from travelling, visiting public places

The report has been submitted a week after the UK government rejected a plea filed by Nawaz seeking an extension for his stay in London.

By Our Correspondent
August 12, 2021
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

LAHORE: A fresh medical report of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has been submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC), claiming that doctors have barred him from travelling.

According to the three-page report signed by Dr David Lawrence, a cardiothoracic surgeon, Nawaz is suffering from heart and kidney ailments as well as diabetes and the doctors have barred him from travelling, visiting public spaces – airports and planes –and other crowded places due to coronavirus.

The former premier’s doctor issued the report on July 8. It further said there was an issue of blood supply to Nawaz’s heart, therefore, he has to take more precautionary measures and should stay in London near his hospital. Nawaz is under treatment by London doctors who are well aware of his medical history, read the report, adding that he is getting quality treatment in the British capital.

The report has been submitted a week after the UK government rejected a plea filed by Nawaz seeking an extension for his stay in London. In the report, Dr Lawrence said Nawaz is under his “treatment and medical supervision intermittently since 2016" when he performed a coronary artery bypass surgery on the former premier. At present, an experienced team of haematologists at the Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital and the cardiologists at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital are looking after the former prime minister in London, the report added. “Prior to this latest referral, [Nawaz] Sharif has been getting treatment here in London for many years,” it said.

“In November 2019, he was referred for treatment because of unavailability of specific expertise, technologies and techniques to treat his diseases along with co-morbidities and associated complications,” the report said, adding that Nawaz has “complex and complicated” medical issues.

“Great care needs to be exercised in dealing with each of the disease and co-morbidities he is suffering from to maintain the right balance,” Dr Lawrence wrote in the report. The medical report further said: “In London, [Nawaz] Sharif underwent extensive medical investigations and scans, including periodic laboratory assays – Rubidium-82 Cardiac Perfusion PET-CT scan (Rest & Stress), echocardiogram and 24-hour Holter analysis.

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