Nawaz Sharif sent for treatment to PIMS instead of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology


 On his insistence, Nawaz Sharif sent back to Adiala Jail

Nawaz Sharif sent for treatment to PIMS instead
of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology

Due to too much pressure, Head of medical team
treating him suffers from cardiac arrest

ISLAMABAD:  On his insistence, former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to Adiala Jail after spending a few days at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences cardiac ward where he was sent for treatment instead of being admitted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology as advised by Maj. Gen. Azhar Mahmood Kiyani who had examined him in Jail. The medical team treating him was under so much pressure that its head could not take it and suffered from cardiac arrest. A pace maker has been implanted to control his abnormal cardiac rhythm. He has now been replaced by another physician.

Mian Nawaz Sharif who was sent to Adiala Jail on July 13th 2018. When he first complained of some problems, he was examined by an eminent cardiologist Maj. Gen. Azhar Mahmood Kayani former Commandant of AFIC and currently Executive Director of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. Gen.Kiani had suggested to the authorities to immediately shift him to the hospital otherwise his health could deteriorate and it may have serious cardiac as well as kidney complications.  He had also suggested that he be shifted to RIC. This it may be mentioned here is   the state of the art cardiac care facility established by the Punjab Government headed by Mian Shahbaz Sharif.

However, first the caretaker administration did not take is seriously and another medical team from PIMS was sent to Adiala Jail to examine Mian Nawaz Sharif for second opinion. This medical team headed by Dr. Ejaz Qadeer who is also Joint Director of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences visited and treated Mian Nawaz Sharif for a week in Adiala Jail and they are also reported to have submitted a report that the patient should be admitted to the hospital. When Mian Nawaz Sharif’s health further deteriorated, it put lot of pressure, stress and strain on the medical team and it lead to cardiac arrest of Dr. Ejaz Qadeer. Later the caretaker Government instead of sending Mian Nawaz Sharif to RIC where state of the art cardiac care facilities are available, shifted him to PIMS cardiac ward on July 29th.  According to the hospital sources as reported by Daily DAWN in its issue of July 31st Page-4, “the medical board was under tremendous pressure because of the importance and sensitivity of the matter. Some quarters were suggested shifting of Mian Nawaz Sharif to hospital while others were against it. The divided media was also putting lot of pressure on the medical team, some suggesting that in view of the serious condition Mian Nawaz Sharif should be shifted to the hospital while at the same time some media groups were putting pressure on the medical team to announce that Sharif was fine and pretending to be sick”. Dr. Ejaz Qadeer himself a cardiac patient could not take this pressure and suffered a heart attack.  Here once again the caretaker set up has failed and instead of providing Mian Nawaz Sharif proper medical care, they kept on passing time and they can also be blamed for putting pressure on the members of the medical team which resulted in this unfortunate incident. Had the Punjab Government as well as Federal Government realized the urgency of the situation and was serious to provide care to Mian Nawaz Sharif, he should have been hospitalized in Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology which has one of the best cardiac care team in the country with dozens of highly talented, experienced interventional cardiologists headed by Maj. Gen. Azhar Mahmood Kayani. The caretakers have already created lot of hatred with their actions and the way they are handing the treatment issue of Mian  Nawaz Sharif, it will further  created hatred among his followers but the caretaker’s does not seem to be bothered. In the meantime reports are coming that Mian Nawaz Sharif not being satisfied with the medical care has urged the authorities to shift him back to the Adiala Jail.