Family undecided about removing ventilator as Kulsoom Nawaz still unconscious

09:08 AM | 18 Jun, 2018
Family undecided about removing ventilator as Kulsoom Nawaz still unconscious

LONDON - The decision to remove Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, from life-supporting treatment is still pending as her health continues to deteriorate.

Talking to media about his mother's health condition outside Harley Street Clinic in London, Hussain Nawaz said that Kulsoom was unconscious and they were unable to take a decision about removing ventilator.

The wife of the former prime minister, who underwent multiple surgeries last year to remove lymph nodes after she was diagnosed with throat cancer, has been shifted the intensive care unit at the London hospital last week after she suffered a heart attack. She has been put on a ventilator.

Hussain Nawaz added that the doctors were making every possible effort to help Begum Kulsoom recover and hoped that his mother would get better soon.

In his comment to reporters, while leaving the clinic, Nawaz said Begum Kulsoom was still unconscious and on the ventilator. He said he was praying to Allah for her quick recovery.

Nawaz, Maryam Extends London Visit

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam may extend their return to Pakistan as doctors have advised the former prime minister to spend more time with his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz.

The ousted PM and his daughter, who are facing corruption trials, had left for London on Friday following the news of Kulsoom’s deteriorating health. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif also arrived in London today to see his ailing sister-in-law.

On Sunday, Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter and announced that her mother’s condition is unstable. “We have tried to talk to her but she is not responding,” Maryam said.