PCB to bear Tauseef’s medical expenses

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The PCB will bear full medical expenses for the treatment of former Test off-spinner Tauseef Ahmed who recently suffered a heart attack in Lahore.

Tauseef, who is also a former member of the national selection committee, suffered a heart attack during a wedding ceremony in Lahore on Sunday.

Former Test cricketer Tauseef Ahmed underwent an angiography after his health deteriorated, a private hospital in Lahore confirmed Monday.

Ahmed was at a wedding, for which he had travelled from Karachi to Lahore a few days back, when he had a heart attack and was rushed to a hospital.

The CEO of the private hospital, Dr Sabir Malik, said Ahmed was given a stent three years ago and is also an asthma patient.

He said Ahmed does not need to undergo angioplasty or a bypass operation.

The next 48 hours are, however, critical, the doctor said. Former Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed took to Twitter to give an update on Ahmed’s health.

According to Tauseef Ahmed’s nephew Saifuddin, Ahmed has been given two stents during the procedure.

“After 12 hours of observation at the recovery centre, he will be transferred to another ward,” said Saifuddin, adding that neither Ahmed nor his family faced any problems at the hospital.—Agencies

 

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