Decision about Khaleda’s treatment after CT scan

Staff Correspondent

16 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The medical team treating coronavirus-infected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia will decide about her next treatment after a computed tomography scan (CT scan) of her chest.

“We’ll carry out the CT scan of her chest and decide whether she’ll be treated at home or taken to hospital after getting the report,” Prof Dr SM Siddique, head of the personal physicians’ team of Khaleda, told reporters  after visiting the BNP chief at her Gulshan residence on Thursday.

The BNP chief was scheduled to undergo the CT scan on Thursday night.

Mentioning that Khaleda’s oxygen level, pulse, diabetes and blood pressure remained under control, he said she felt fever after her body temperature reached 100 degree Fahrenheit on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Dr Siddique said Thursday was the 7th day of the BNP chief testing positive for coronavirus. “She stepped into the 2nd week of infection. Usually, the 2nd week is critical for the Covid-19 patients. All complexities of the coronavirus infection appear in the 2nd week.”

The respiratory medicine specialist said many physicians at home and abroad, including Dr Zobaida Rahman, are working for the treatment of Khaleda. “Now, Covid-19 treatment is a protocol-based one as there’s a standard treatment practice. We’re following it for her treatment,” he added.