Khaleda to stay at hospital for 2-3 more days

Staff Correspondent

29 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will stay at Evercare Hospital in the capital for at least two more days for her thorough medical checkup.

“She (Khaleda Zia) will undergo some tests today and tomorrow. After reviewing the medical reports, a decision will be taken about her treatment,” BNP vice-chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, also personal physician of the BNP chief, said.

Dr Zahid came up with the statement while addressing a press briefing at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Wednesday night.

With the advice of the physicians, Khaleda Zia has been admitted to the hospital for more medical tests.

“A 10-member medical board with seven-member team of the Evercare Hospital has advised for more tests. We are hopeful that she will return to her residence soon,” Dr Zahid added.  

Talking to reporters, Khaleda Zia’s personal physician Prof Dr FM Siddiqui earlier said she was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the city on Wednesday midnight for a

brief period for her thorough health checkup.

He, however, said Khaleda’s fresh CT scan report done on Wednesday night suggested that she made a good recovery from Covid-19.

“She’ll undergo many other tests on Thursday. As it’s troublesome for her to come to the hospital and return home repeatedly, we got her admitted to the hospital temporarily,” the physician said.

The BNP chief was taken to Evercare Hospital in the city’s Bashundhara area around 10:00 pm on Wednesday.

On April 14, Khaleda was taken to the Evercare Hospital for the CT scan, and later doctors said very nominal infections were found in her lungs.

Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 test on April 10 as eight people at her residence were infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 14 and the report was positive.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.