LAHORE: Jinnah Hospital’s Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Asim Hameed on Monday said that all possible facilities are being provided to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the hospital on the directives of the Punjab government.
Talking to media, he said that they “were conducting different tests of Nawaz Sharif and the medical board would decide the future course of action after reviewing the old medical reports”.
Hameed further said, “reports of electrocardiograph (ECG), echocardiogram (echo) and other tests were received on Sunday.”
However, the medical reports were not shared with the media.
He said the medical test reports of the ex-PM “had been dispatched to the Ministry of Interior”, adding that the “government had the right to shift Nawaz Sharif”.
The administrative head of the hospital further said that since “the former PM’s personal doctor, Dr Adnan, was not a government employee, therefore he could not be included in the medical board”.
PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz also visited the former premier Nawaz Sharif at the hospital on Saturday.
While talking to reports outside the hospital, Maryam expressed concerns over shifting the former premier to Jinnah Hospital instead of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) against the recommendations of the medical board.
The detained PML-N supremo was shifted to Jinnah Hospital on Friday owing to his illness after the government of Punjab on Thursday issued a notification to shift him to hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail where he is serving his sentence in connection with the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.
Sharif had expressed discomfort over facilities being provided in the VVIP block of the hospital. Foolproof security measures were taken to ensure Nawaz’s safe stay in the hospital, beside the setup of a private room.