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Khaleda diagnosed with liver cirrhosis: Doctor

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th November, 2021 08:06:18 PM
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Khaleda diagnosed with liver cirrhosis: Doctor

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, now undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital, was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, her personal medical team chief Dr FM Siddique said on Sunday.

“We’ve already informed Madam’s family that she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, and asked them to take steps to send her abroad as soon as possible,” he told a press conference at the BNP chief’s Gulshan residence, reports UNB.

The doctor said Khaleda’s condition is now stable but it can deteriorate anytime in the case of further bleeding from her liver.

“The bleeding has stopped now, but re-bleeding can start anytime. If it happens, her life will be at high risk,” he said.

He said they now feel very helpless over the current condition of Khaleda for lack of technology to treat her.

The physician said Khaleda needs to go to an advanced medical centre abroad urgently for her treatment by applying “TIPS’ technology.

He also feared that a time may come when it will be difficult or impossible to shift Khaleda abroad.

Khaleda, a 76-year-old former prime minister, was readmitted to Evercare Hospital on 13 November, six days after she had returned home from the hospital.

On behalf of the family, Khaleda's younger brother, Shamim Iskander, submitted an application to the Home Ministry on November 11 urging the government to allow her to go abroad for better treatment.

However, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the government will consider Khaleda Zia’s appeal if she submits a fresh petition after returning to jail.