DALLAS: Personal physician of former president Pervez Musharraf and a prominent cardiologist Dr. Arjumand Hashmi has said that Musharraf is under his care since 2006.
Talking to Jang/Geo correspondent, Dr Hashmi said that he was in good health during his medical examination in 2006. However, his health condition has gradually deteriorated which is reflected in his periodic medical examination reports.
Dr. Hashmi said that he has issued a medical certificate on General Musharrf's health condition upon a request from his family.
Responding to a question as if he would present himself for a testimony upon court's request, Dr Hashmi said that he has a very busy medical practice and in addition to his medical responsibilities he is a city Mayor too.
He said it will be very difficult for him to spare time for a personal appearance in Pakistan's court. Dr. Hashmi excused himself in answering any more question relating to General Musharraf's health.
He said: "As per US law whenever you perform a medical examination of a patient, you need to keep all its records. Physicians are obligated to send these records to anyone nominated by the patient.”
Dr. Hashmi is Mayor of Texas City of Paris, besides being a cardiologist. He is serving as a cardiologist at a 400 bed large hospital, named as Paris Regional Medical Center in Texas USA for last several years.
Besides General Musharraf, other high profile dignitaries including top Pakistani and US military and civilian leadership had been professionally served by Dr. Hashmi.