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Akram's wife taken out of Pakistan against doctors' advice

Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram's wife Huma, who died in an Indian hospital two days ago, was reportedly flown out of the country against the advice of doctors treating her in this eastern Pakistani city.

world Updated: Oct 27, 2009 12:06 IST

Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram's wife Huma, who died in an Indian hospital two days ago, was reportedly flown out of the country against the advice of doctors treating her in this eastern Pakistani city.

The physicians are of the view that the decision proved fatal, as Huma was not in a condition to be allowed by any doctor to travel abroad for treatment.

"A panel of 10 senior doctors of three hospitals in Lahore had advised Wasim Akram not to take her abroad to Singapore in view of her serious health condition," said one of the physicians, who did not wish to be named.

Huma died in a hospital in Chennai on Sunday and was buried here yesterday.

According to Huma's physician at the National Defence Hospital in Lahore, she developed a throat infection and a dry cough after undergoing dental treatment in Karachi in September.

She got herself treated for this but developed an infection in the kidneys in the first week of October.

It was then diagnosed that Huma had developed acute renal failure and her white cell count was increasing.

The other complications developed by Huma, a psychologist by profession, reportedly included severe infection of the kidneys with acute tubular necrosis, vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), and pulmonary hypertension (high pressure of blood vessels in lungs).