The health condition of former health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim, hospitalised with COVID-19 infection, has deteriorated as he suffered a stroke on Friday morning.
Director and CEO of Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in Shyamoli, Imran Chowdhury, said, “The Awami League leader suffered a stroke around 5 am on Friday.”“Now he is undergoing a surgery under Dr Rabiul Haque, chief of Neurosurgery Department of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital,” he said.
Earlier on Thursday, the condition of the politician improved and he was scheduled to be shifted to a cabin from ICU, he added.
Nasim, also a presidium member of ruling Awami League, was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital with fever and breathing problem on Monday.
On June 2, Mohammad Nasim tested positive for coronavirus shortly after he was admitted to the hospital, said Nasim’s son Tanvir Shakil.
Nasim was given plasma therapy on Tuesday.
The 74-year-old politician had been suffering from different health complications, including high diabetes.A stalwart of the ruling party, in his present role he has been acting as the convenor for the 14-party ruling alliance built around the heft of AL.
Meanwhile, health authorities confirmed the detection of 2,423 new patients in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 57,563. The country also reported 35 deaths during the same period, raising the death tally to 781.