ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Javed Hashmi has been receiving the best medical care at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), said PIMS spokesman Dr Wasim Khawaja on Monday.
He was admitted to the private ward of PIMS today with complaints of dehydration, weak water intake, throat infection and fever.
Dr Khwaja said Hashmi’s treatment had been started and he was being given antibiotic medicines. His blood samples were sent to laboratory to check whether he was carrying any infection, he added.
He said after doing his ECG, doctors cleared him of having any heart problem.
He said besides policemen who were on duty, several protesters were visiting PIMS daily with complications like headache, fever, backache, sore throat and weakness.
He said all arrangements had been made at the hospital to deal with any untoward situation, with sufficient stock of medicines.
Dr Wasim Khawaja said there were chances of spread of infectious diseases due to sit-ins, however special arrangements had been made by the hospital management in this regard.
He said hospital’s highly equipped ambulances were also on high alert to provide immediate medical assistance to the participants of sit-ins being held by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
He said that protesters could visit the hospital’s emergency in case of any medical complication, or they could get information or standard medical assistance from helpline (051) 9261170.