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.
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.
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.