Khaleda needs advanced treatment: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

12 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said Begum Khaleda Zia requires more advanced treatment abroad as she is suffering from heart and kidney related complications.

Hospitals in the country are not adequately equipped to cure the BNP chairperson, he added.

Fakhrul made the statement at a press conference held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital.   

“A medical board comprising top health experts has been formed to oversee the health of Begum Khaleda Zia. The board says she has fairly recovered from the post Covid-19 complications,” said the BNP secretary general.

“There are still some issues that are worrying. One is that her heart and kidney problems are acute. The medical board in Evercare Hospital expressed concern about these two problems. Hospitals in Bangladesh are not enough for her treatment,” he added. “According to her physicians’ prescriptions, she (Khaleda Zia) needs advanced treatment,” Mirza Fakhrul said, adding that it is mandatory to shift Khaleda Zia to a well-equipped center abroad considering her age and ailments.

While asked that whether BNP chairperson will go to court for bail, the leader replied, “We have answered such questions. Unfortunately our biggest loss has been in court. The damage has been done in the court, starting from politics.”

“The court has done extreme injustice against Madam Khaleda Zia. No law can punish her in anyway. We have to think carefully before going to the court,” he said.

Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27. She tested Covid-19 positive on April 14 at her home in Gulshan and tested negative for the deadly virus on May 19.