BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday demanded that party Chairperson Khaleda Zia be administered treatment at the city’s United Hospital.
“Khaleda Zia is now seriously ill. Her condition has worsened. The pain in her arms, legs and waist has intensified. She requires better treatment on an urgent basis, but the jail authority is overlooking the matter,” he said.The BNP leader came up with the statements at a press conference at its central office in Nayapaltan of the capital.
He said though physicians of a medical board suggested providing her with bed for orthopedic patients, it was not given yet.
“It seems that the government has directed the jail authority to expose Khaleda Zia to worsening physical condition, which is a matter of deep concern and amounts to torturing a prisoner. People believe that there is deep conspiracy behind it,” Rizvi said.