Kulsoom Nawaz’s condition improves as treatment continues


LONDON: The health condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has improved after gaining consciousness and is currently responding through slight movement arms and head, her son Hussain Nawaz told media on Friday.

Begum Kulsoom was put on life support after the former first lady was admitted to the Harley Street Clinic where she suffered a cardiac arrest. She has been on life support since then.

Hussain said that his mother opened her eyes after a month-long coma on the day Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in Pakistan in reaction to the conviction in Avenfield reference.

He said: “My mother, Alhamdulliah, opened her eyes, on the day my father and sister were leaving for Pakistan. She is now conscious but she cannot fully move her limbs and cannot talk but she recognises her family and responds. She can slightly move her head, nods and answers. It’s frustrating that she moves her lips but cannot talk. May Allah help her gain complete recovery.”

The doctors were not committing anything and believed that it would take a lot of time for her to recover, he said, adding that “Doctors are saying that she is being treated and she is responding. She is still on the ventilator.”

“After the cardiac arrest her vital organs were affected badly, three drug lines were inserted into her heart and kidneys and at the same time, her dialysis was happening too. Her lungs needed support too and they remain on the ventilator. Now it’s all about her recovery and rehabilitation and it will take time,” he added.

Hussain said that she does inquire about Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz and wants to know about them but the family is not telling her about the current situation in Pakistan.

“She is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and we are trying our best not to trouble her with the news… she is not aware of the situation in Pakistan. We don’t want to disturb her,” he said.

In August 2017, the former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma has undergone several sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy so far.


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