Sunday, 26 May, 2019

Khaleda to be taken to BSMMU

Published on: 5:45 pm - Sunday | June 10, 2018

Law Minister Anisul Huq says BNP chief Khaleda Zia will be taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for medical tests on Sunday after her personal doctors claimed she had suffered a ‘mild stroke’ while in jail.
Huq made the remarks at an event at the Secretariat on Sunday where he handed over car keys to district judges.
“She (Khaleda) fasted the day before yesterday. She felt weak around 3pm or 3:30pm. Her personal help, Fatema, caught her and the doctors on duty observed her.”
“The doctor said her sugar level was low because she was fasting and she revived after having some chocolate.”
Four doctors from the 73-year-old BNP chief’s medical team visited her in prison on Saturday and said they believed she had suffered a ‘mild stroke’.
The government expressed its concern, the law minister said. According to her doctors, Khaleda Zia said she may have suffered a stroke, he added.
“The home minister has informed me that she will be taken to Bangabandhu Medical University to conduct the necessary tests to check if she has suffered a stroke.”
He could not say when the BNP chief would be taken to the hospital.
Asked about the situation, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told the media that the government is making arrangements based on the recommendations from the prison authorities and Khaleda’s personal doctors, but that she will be tested at BSMMU.
Asked when she could be taken to BSMMU, he said:
“We had recommended that she go in the afternoon, but when exactly she will head there will be decided by the IG of prisons.”
The home minister said he believed the BNP chief was in good health.
“The matter of this mild stroke will be investigated.”
He also rejected calls from the BNP to take her to United Hospital.
“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is flourishing. Respected doctors and researchers are working there. Even her private doctors are working there. So she will be treated there. The government will make its decision based on the recommendations of the doctors. The government is 100 percent sincere on the matter of Khaleda Zia’s medical treatment.”
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