Family demands PM to probe into suspicious death of ex-Olympian Naveed Alam

By: News Desk      Published: 10:03 PM, 13 Jul, 2021
Family demands PM to probe into suspicious death of ex-Olympian Naveed Alam

Family members of the former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam alleging doctors’ negligence for his death, demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to probe into the matter, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

Gold medalist of 1994 World Cup team Naveed Alam (48y) breathed his last in Lahore today (Tuesday). He had been diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this month and was admitted to Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Mubashar Alam, brother of the late Olympian said that last night, Naveed’s condition suddenly deteriorated by the negligence of doctors and he died.

Demanding a transparent investigation from Prime Minister Imran Khan against the doctors, Mubashar said that his brother Naveed was at the second stage of cancer which could be cured and his life to be saved by proper treatment but doctors do not treat him properly at this stage. 

A close relative Asad-ur-Rehman said that Naveed was given an antibiotic injection after chemotherapy. The latter was transferred and at 12 o'clock the doctors came and informed that he had died, he claimed. 

Naveed Alam had been diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this month.

Naveed Alam’s daughter said her father underwent chemotherapy at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore Monday night and later his health deteriorated.

He was transferred to the intensive-care unit after his health deteriorated, his daughter said.

His family had revealed earlier this month that the former sportsman was feeling unwell for several days and went to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital where doctors learned of his illness.

Alam had appealed to the federal and provincial governments for assistance and provide necessary aid for his treatment, which was estimated to cost four million rupees.

Members of the Olympian Forum, in which the 47-year-old was an active member of, were arranging funds. 

The 1996 Summer Olympics participant coached the teams of Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.

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