Khaleda’s diagnosis to last until Monday

Staff Correspondent

1 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The diagnosis of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now undergoing treatment in Evercare Hospital in the capital, will continue until Monday. 

Her health condition was still ‘stable’, said BNP sources on Friday.

The sources said some tests of Khaleda Zia have been done on Friday and some other tests will be carried out today while the diagnosis will continue until Monday. 

A physician of Khaleda Zia said on the basis of test results, some new medicines have been added to the prescription.

BNP Vice-Chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, also personal physician of Khaleda Zia, told the Daily Sun on Thursday that the BNP chairperson’s release from hospital was depending on the results of medical tests.

Earlier at a press briefing on Wednesday, Dr Zahid said 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 another 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.

The BNP chief was taken to Evercare Hospital in the city’s Bashundhara Residential 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 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.