Huma was flown abroad against doctors' advice


“A panel of 10 senior doctors of three private hospitals in Lahore were not in favour of taking Huma abroad (Singapore) keeping in view her serious condition,” one of her physicians told Dawn newspaper on Monday. Huma died on Sunday at a Chennai hospital after battling it out for five days. Huma was taken to Singapore for treatment from her home in Lahore in an air ambulance.

Heart and kidney complications arose while she was being flown. She had to be taken to the hospital in Chennai when the plane stopped there for refuelling.
The physician at the Lahore hospital said after undergoing dental treatment in Karachi in September last, she had developed throat infection and had dry cough.

She received the treatment, and in the first week of October her condition was diagnosed with having developed acute renal failure and increase in her white cell count, he said.
The doctor added that other complications Huma developed during the period reportedly were severe infection of kidney with acute tubular necrosis, vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), and pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in blood vessels of lungs).

“She was improving clinically when Wasim Akram decided to shift her to Singapore for better treatment,” the physician said and added that Akram told one of the doctors that he was under “immense pressure” from his in-laws to get her treated abroad.

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