Khaleda prescribed new medicine

Staff Correspondent

17 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

After reviewing the CT (computed tomography) scan report of coronavirus-infected BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her medical team added a new medicine to the exiting ones for her treatment.

Talking to reporters on Friday noon, Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, a member of the medical team, said they have received the final report of HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) scan on Thursday midnight.

“We’ve discussed the CT scan report with the specialist doctors at home and abroad, including madam’s daughter-in-law Zobaida Rahman, and added another medicine following their suggestions. The other medicines she has been taking are also appropriate,” he said.

Zahid Hossain said a negligible amount of lung infection of the BNP chief has been detected in the CT scan.

Khaleda, 76, was taken to Evercare Hospital Dhaka on Thursday night for the CT scan. She tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11.

A team of physicians, led by respiratory

medicine specialist Prof Dr FM Siddique, is providing treatment for the BNP chairperson at her Gulshan residence.

Dr Zobaida Rahman, the wife of acting BNP Chairman Tarique Rahman, has been overseeing her entire treatment process from London.