Khaleda returns home from hospital

Staff Correspondent

20 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Khaleda returns home from hospital

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returned to her Gulshan residence from Evercare Hospital on Saturday evening.

Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of Khaleda's press wing, informed the development to reporters.

Khaleda Zia has been receiving corona and post-corona treatment at the hospital since April 27.

Earlier, family members of Khaleda Zia applied to the Ministry of the Home Affairs for permission to send her abroad for better treatment.

The application was sent to the Law Ministry, which rejected the appeal, saying that the government has no authority to allow a convict to go abroad.

Later, a medical board fixed her treatment plan and she improved gradually at the hospital.  Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27 for a thorough health check-up.

She tested positive for Covid-19 on April 10 when eight people of her Gulshan residence were found infected with the virus.

She underwent a second Covid-19 test on April 24, and tested positive again. Her blood report and CT scan results were normal.

A Dhaka court convicted BNP chief Khaleda Zia in Zia orphanage graft case on February 8, 2018. She was later convicted in Zia charitable corruption case. The HC also upheld her conviction.

On March 25, 2020, the government released Khaleda on humanitarian grounds and considering her age amid the corona outbreak.

Later, her release was extended for six months on twice on August 27 last year and March 15.