The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has asked the medical department to set up defibrillators at the Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi stadia as well as the National High Performance Centre.
are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or
shock to the heart.
was taken after Test opener Abid Ali complained of chest pain while batting for
Central Punjab against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the last round of Quaid-e-Azam
Trophy. The team doctor had rushed him to a local hospital where he underwent
angioplasty and two stents were placed in his blocked coronary artery.
situation can befall on any cricketer. I have asked our doctors to install
defibrillators at our stadiums so that they are equipped and ready to use
survival kits, should a situation arise,” Raja was quoted as saying by PCB.
He wished Abid
a speedy recovery but also advised him “take his time and don’t compromise on
back, Abid Ali. Many congratulations to you [on your recovery] as one’s life
changes after such an experience. It is your courage that you still have a
smile on your face. Such experiences are a learning curve,” Raja said.
for everyone is even if you are an athlete and do regular sports, one is not
aware of the wear and tear that goes inside the body. The good thing is Abid
Ali was saved. He received great treatment and was taken care of. He is a star
for us,” he concluded.