Evidence of negligence in treatment of Huma Akram: sources
A high level inquiry committee constituted on the directives of the Prime Minister has found evidence of negligence in the treatment of late Huma Akram, the wife of former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.world Updated: Nov 27, 2009 21:18 IST
A high level inquiry committee constituted on the directives of the Prime Minister has found evidence of negligence in the treatment of late Huma Akram, the wife of former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.
Sources said the committee that included some reputed medical professionals had submitted their report to the health minister after questioning Wasim and doctors/paramedical staff at two hospitals in Lahore where Huma was treated for a kidney ailment.
Not satisfied with the treatment being given to his wife, Wasim flew Huma on an air ambulance to Singapore for treatment but she had to be rushed to a hospital in Chennai while the plane stopped for refueling as she suffered a heart attack on board the flight.
She died on October 25 after remaining in intensive care unit in a Chennai hospital for around a week and her body was flown back to Lahore for burial.
Sources said the inquiry committee had noted that during her treatment for kidney ailment, Huma might have developed heart complications due to negligence and also found that Wasim was not informed about her condition properly.
"Apparently some of her heart arteries were damaged during her treatment for kidney problems," one source claimed.
Wasim had requested the government to hold the inquiry as he felt Huma died because of the negligence of the doctors.
The doctors, on their part, say Waim took Huma to Singapore against their advice.
First Published: Nov 27, 2009 21:17 IST