Pakistan PM Sharif hospitalised for small stone in kidney

Vastavam Web: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefly hospitalised here after he was diagnosed with a ‘small stone’ in his kidney.Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed that he went to a private hospital here for a medical check-up, but criticised those who were spreading rumours about her father’s illness.67-year-old Sharif underwent a Computed Tomography (CT) scan following a minor stomachache. Doctors, following the scan, confirmed presence of a stone in his left kidney.

“On Saturday morning, the premier felt pain in his kidneys and was rushed to a private hospital in Gulberg where doctors thoroughly examined him for more than half an hour.After a CT scan they detected a small stone in his left kidney,” the Dawn quoted a source in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as saying.”In case the stone does not come out by taking water a procedure may be carried out,” an official quoted a doctor as saying.In May 2016, Sharif had undergone a successful open-heart surgery in London.Meanwhile, Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Sharif was fine, as all medical tests were satisfactory.