London: Former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will soon come to London for treatment with Shahbaz Sharif, it has been learnt reliably. The former PM Nawaz was shifted to Jati Amra on Wednesday and his treatment has been started at his residence.
It has been learnt that Shahbaz Sharif has largely convinced Nawaz Sharif to agree to get treatment in London and stop insisting on getting treatment only in Lahore. The source shared that Shahbaz Sharif will accompany Nawaz Sharif to London and he has already spoken to consultants at one of the Harley Street clinics where patients suffering from drop in platelets are treated privately.
“Shahbaz Sharif has told his brother that his health comes before politics and everything else. Its important that Nawaz Sharif is in good health and he should get the best possible treatment at the best possible facilities,” said the source.
Shahbaz Sharif’s view, according to the source, has also been supported by Services Hospital’s Dr Mehmood Ayaz, who heads the panel of doctors overseeing the treatment of the former prime minister, who has advised Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for treatment.
Dr Syaz has said that the medical board set up for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader’s treatment would give in writing that he should undergo genetic test from abroad. He said the foreign visit would become essential if doctors want to examine his body tissues in order to diagnose the exact cause of his illness.
Earlier former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was discharged from the Services Hospital and taken to his residence Jati Umra on Wednesday, 16 days after he was hospitalized in critical condition. He was accompanied by daughter Maryam Nawaz , his mother and other family members.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said in a statement that an Intensive Care Unit has been set up at the former premier’s residence and the doctors have put a ban on people from visiting him.
The spokesperson also said that due to low platelet counts there were chances that an infection might develop, and the doctors suggested the setting up of a special medical unit in Jati Amra.