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Khaleda shifted to CCU

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  • 15 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Khaleda shifted to CCU

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital Dhaka early Sunday as her condition has reportedly deteriorated.

“Madam (Khaleda) has been shifted to the CCU of the hospital,” her personal medical team member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said on Sunday without elaborating further.

On Saturday, the BNP chief was admitted to Evercare Hospital again for follow-up treatment, nearly a week after she was discharged from the same hospital. She was taken to the hospital as per the advice of the medical board formed earlier for her treatment, Dr Zahid said, adding that she underwent some medical tests at the hospital. Sources at Khaleda’s personal physicians said she was shifted to the CCU around 3:00 as her condition deteriorated.

The 76-year-old BNP chief was also given blood as her haemoglobin level dropped, the sources added.  

On November 7, Khaleda returned home after a 27-day treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital after her health improved. After her discharge from the hospital, AZM Zahid Hossain claimed that her medical board suggested that she take better treatment abroad.

On October 12, she was admitted to the hospital with fever and some other health complications.

She underwent a biopsy at the hospital on October 25 as she developed a small lump in her body.

Later, her biopsy report was sent to the US and UK for review. The BNP chief’s doctors said the biopsy was conducted to detect the nature of the lump.

Earlier on April 27, Khaleda was admitted to Evercare Hospital with coronavirus infections. She received treatment there until June 19 for post-corona complications and some other underlying health problems.

Her doctors said she has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ophthalmological and dental complications. Her family applied to the government twice in May and August this year seeking permission to take her abroad for better treatment, but the government turned it down saying that there is no scope for a convicted person to avail himself/herself of such a scope.

On March 25, 2020, the government released Khaleda on humanitarian grounds and considering her age amid the coronavirus outbreak. Later, her release was extended for three times.

Khaleda was sent to jail after she was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a special court in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018.