The BNP chief, who is Covid-19 positive, is in stable condition, and her test result is good
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has undergone a CT scan for her lungs after running a low fever, following the advice of her physicians.
She went to Evercare Hospital in Bashundhara Residential Area to get the CT scan on Thursday evening, sources in BNP told Dhaka Tribune.
Her overall condition is good, the sources said.
"The CT scan report is good. So far, Khaleda Zia's lungs have not been affected," BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told Dhaka Tribune.
Speaking to reporters, Prof Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, Khaleda's personal physician, said: "We decided to do a CT scan [of Khaleda Zia's lungs] in the afternoon after observing her health condition, because even if there is a slight damage to the chest, it can be discovered through this test. After receiving the report, we can say she is in good situation."
He further said the BNP chief's medical team will sit with her daughter-in-law Dr Zubaida Rahman to examine the full report.
"Today [Thursday] was her seventh day of Covid-19 infection. If we find anything new in her report tomorrow, we will take immediate action. Her reports will also be sent to doctors abroad," Dr Zahid Hossain added.
Earlier on Thursday, Sairul Kabir Khan, Khaleda's press wing official, said she was going to get a CT scan as a precautionary measure.
Khaleda gave her samples for Covid-19 test to the icddr,b on Saturday, and the test result came positive on Sunday. She was asymptomatic.
However, she developed a low fever on Wednesday, her medical team said on Thursday, adding that they had decided to perform a CT scan test on her to determine the next course of treatment, UNB reported.
"As a new symptom, she had low fever on Wednesday night with around 100 degrees," said the BNP chief's medical board head Prof Dr FM Siddiqui.
Speaking to reporters at the BNP chief's Gulshan offices following a checkup, he said Khaleda suffered a fever on Thursday morning as well.
"Since her chest is clear, we think she's stable," the physician said.
He said her sugar level is also under control.
"Today (Thursday) is Madam's seventh day of infection and she's now entering her second week. The complexities of Covid-19 are usually exposed during the second week. That's why we want to be a little more careful," FM Siddiqui said.