In the wake of questions about his health and how it may affect his ongoing court case, CNS Channel Six proprietor, CN Sharma this morning released the details of his medical condition.
The release follows:
In the mid-1990’s Mr. Chandranarine Sharma, who was at that time Managing Director of CNS Channel 12, was diagnosed by Dr. Hanoman with a heart condition called Angina.
In later years this condition subsequently developed even as he received medical treatment locally.
In January 2010, Dr. Hanoman had found that Mr. Sharma would need to have a pace maker inserted into his chest.
In February 2010, Stent surgery was done at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) (GPHC).
On April 7, 2010, a Holter monitor done at CHI which confirmed that Mr. Sharma had, Sick Sinus Syndrome
On April 14, Mr. Sharma was admitted to the CHI with complaints of palpitations and irregular heart beats.
Up to this point Mr. Sharma had spent approximately 1.6 million dollars at the CHI for medical treatment.
On September 16, 2010, Sharma was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Balwant Singh’s Hospital, and discharged from the hospital on September 17, 2010
After unsuccessfully seeking admission to the CHI, he was re-admitted on September 21, 2010, to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Balwant Singh’s Hospital. He was discharged from the hospital on September 24, 2010
On September 25, 2010, he was again unable to gain admission to the CHI after complaining of chest pains. He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Balwant Singh’s Hospital, where he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated by medical personnel there.
For clarity, there were three separate attempts to have Mr. Sharma submitted in the care of the cardiologist at the CHI located at the GPHC compound. The first attempt was made on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 where an employee of Mr. Sharma was informed that his admission could not be facilitated at the time. The second attempt was made on the evening of Saturday, September 25, 2010, following the cardiac arrest and resuscitation of Mr. Sharma and a referral from the Balwant Singh Hospital to the CHI. The final attempt was made on Sunday evening September 26, 2010. In the last two attempts, family members received the same response from the attending nurses at the CHI who stated that while they are willing to admit Mr. Sharma to the CHI, they were unable to make contact with the doctors or specialists to look at him.
The Sharma family subsequently made the decision to medi-vac him overseas for treatment after receiving the relevant legal approvals.
On September 27, 2010, Mr. Sharma was flown via medi-Vac to Trinidad for further emergency medical treatment accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Savitree Singh-Sharma. While he was hospitalized for four (4) days his wife stayed at a Trinidad Hotel. The St Clair Medical Centre in Trinidad indicated that the tests which needed to be done would take several weeks.
Doctors Pratik Soni and Ashish Chavan have confirmed Dr. Hanoman’s findings that Mr. Sharma may need to have a pace maker inserted.
On October 6, 2010, Mr. Sharma was flown from Trinidad to Canada for further medical treatment. He consulted with Dr. S. Kanani of CML Healthcare Inc. who recommended him to consult with a specialist. The specialist confirmed Mr. Sharma’s medical condition, and advised that several weeks of tests will need to be done, to determine whether he would have to undergo open heart surgery or to take the pacemaker.
Mr. Sharma arrived back in Guyana on October 28, 2010
His court appearances have been scheduled for November 10, 2010 and December 3, 2010.
For any further information regarding the court proceedings stemming from allegations made against Mr. Sharma, please contact attorney-at-law Mr. Nigel Hughes.