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Khaleda refuses to go to BSMMU: Prison authorities

Sun Online Desk

10th March, 2019 12:45:50 printer

Khaleda refuses to go to BSMMU: Prison authorities

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has refused to go to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for necessary tests and treatment.

 

Dhaka old central jail Jailer Mahbubul Islam said: “We have made all the necessary preparations for her [Khaleda’s] treatment at BSMMU but she has refused to go there”.

 

Briefing reporters at 1 pm at the hospital premises, BSMMU Director Brig General Abdullah Al-Harun said that Khaleda Zia won’t be brought here as she refused to get admitted to the hospital.

 

“Earlier the jail authorities told us that Khaleda Zia will be brought here and we prepared cabins for admitting her. But later they informed us that Khaleda Zia won’t be brought here as she declined to get admitted to BSMMU.”

 

The BSMMU authorities had completed all the preparations for Khaleda’s health examination and treatment in the morning, as per the instructions given by jail authorities.

 

The 74-year-old BNP chief is suffering from arthritis and several other medical problems.

 

Law enforcers have been deployed at the gates of the former central jail on Nazimuddin Road in Old Dhaka and the hospital.

 

Meanwhile, two members of the medical board formed for her treatment visited 621,622 cabins at the cabin block where she will be kept.

 

Earlier on March 4, a high-profile BNP delegation led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan to discuss Khaleda Zia’s health condition and her treatment.

 

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last year.


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