22 Jan '12, 2pm

Pakistan investigates after 23 heart patients die

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan health authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths of 23 heart patients in one city, suspected to be caused by a problem batch of drugs, officials said Sunday. "Since December 15, at least 23 heart patients have died in Lahore. It could be reaction of heart medicines," the head of the investigation committee, Doctor Javed Akram, told AFP. "At present 110 heart patients are admitted in various hospitals of Lahore and the condition of 50 of them is critical. We have withdrawn the suspected medicines and sent samples for tests." Akram said the committee would investigate the deaths of heart patients which occurred due to a sudden drop in white blood cells, platelets and bone marrow damage. "The problem seems to be with just one batch of medicines provided to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology and that has been sealed," Akram said. Hea...

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