Ailing Nawaz Sharif likely to be shifted to US

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Last Updated: Mon, Dec 9th, 2019, 17:54:18hrs
Ailing Nawaz Sharif likely to be shifted to US
Islamabad: Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently undergoing treatment in London, may be shifted to the US next week for better medical care for his multiple diseases, a media report said on Monday.

Sharif, 69, left for London from Pakistan on November 19 in an air ambulance for medical treatment after the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks.

The four-week duration can be extended further on his doctors' recommendations. The three-time prime minister and the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) PML-N supremo is suffering from multiple health ailments, including an immune system disorder causing low platelet count. "Nawaz Sharif is likely to fly to the US on December 16 for medical treatment of his ailment there," the Dawn quoted Sharif's family sources as saying.

The medical tests conducted in London revealed that blood supply to a part of Sharif's brain was obstructed causing low platelet count issue and the surgical procedure facility required to treat it was available only in Boston, USA, the report said.