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Home minister: Steps to be taken for Khaleda’s treatment at BSMMU

  • Published at 10:36 pm June 9th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:08 am June 10th, 2018
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File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

Kamal said the prison authorities were not aware that she collapsed and fainted as no one saw it happen

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said they will take steps for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital (BSMMU).

"We will take steps for her treatment at the BSMMU as prescribed by her personal physicians," he said.

The home minister said the BSMMU is the biggest as well as a best hospital in Bangladesh and is equipped with all facilities.

He made the statement while speaking to reporters after attending an iftar mahfil hosted by the inspector general of prisons at the Department of Prisons in Dhaka’s Bakshibazar area yesterday evening.

Kamal said the prison authorities were not aware that she collapsed and fainted as no one saw it happen. 

Earlier in the day, civil surgeon Ehsanul Kabir and three specialists visited the old Dhaka Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road to check on the BNP chief’s health.

The four personal physicians feared that the former prime minister might have suffered a mild stroke as Khaleda informed them that she collapsed and fainted on June 5, reports the UNB.

After examining Khaleda for more than an hour, the physicians handed over a four-page recommendation about her treatment to the prison authorities.

After visiting Khaleda, Prof SM Siddique of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's (DMCH) Medicine Department, told reporters that the BNP chief needs to undergo more physical examinations in a specialized hospital.

He said the tests will give a picture about Khaleda’s current health condition and also confirm whether had suffered a stroke.