LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s platelets dropped again as the doctors tried to reduce the steroids offered to him, said former premier’s personal physician Adnan Khan.
Medical Superintendent of Services Hospital Lahore, Dr. Saleem Shahzad Cheema has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s platelets have increased but not to the normal level.
Dr. Adnan, tweeted, saying, “Former Premier Nawaz Sharif remains critical. The treating doctors tried to reduce the Steroids dose being given to him but unfortunately the Plateletes dropped in count again which has come down to 38*10^3/uL yesterday.”
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The doctor said that the cause behind the drop in platelets needs to be excluded without delay.
Other doctors are of the opinion that the former prime minister’s health is not in good condition so he remains in the hospital, he said, adding that Nawaz Sharif can make a request if he wants to leave.
Nawaz Sharif will be declared fit after his platelets count has increased to more than 150,000, said Dr. Cheema.
Dr. Cheema further added that Nawaz was being administered steroids to resolve kidney-related problems. He also said that Nawaz’s blood sugar level has increased from 200 to 375.
At the outset, Nawaz was reluctant to go to the hospital. However, he later agreed to be treated at the Services Hospital when Shahbaz Sharif, who was especially called there to persuade him.