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Khaleda’s condition stable, additional medicine prescribed

  • Published at 05:08 pm April 16th, 2021
Khaleda Zia CT scan 15 April 2021
File photo: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has tested positive for Covid-19, leaves her house in Gulshan, Dhaka to run a CT scan of her chest as a precaution after running a low fever, on Thursday, April 15, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Doctors review the final report of chest CT scan

Doctors have prescribed an additional medicine for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after going through her chest CT scan and found her physical condition to be stable.

“Madam’s [Khaleda] condition is better now and her CT scan test report is good,” Sairul Kabir Khan, an official of the BNP chief's press wing, told Dhaka Tribune on Friday.

The new medicine was prescribed after reviewing the final report of the CT scan, Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, a member of the medical team for the former prime minister, told the media. 

“Her condition is stable.” The infection is nominal and insignificant, he said, adding that she had been kept under close observation at her Gulshan residence as she entered the second week of infection.

Khaleda was taken to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday to undergo a CT scan. She tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11. Eight other members of the house were also found infected.

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Dr Zahid, who serves as a vice-chairman of the BNP, said that Khaleda’s daughter-in-law Dr Zubaida Rahman, wife of acting BNP chief Tarique Rahman, is overseeing the treatment from London.

On Friday, Khaleda’s medical team had a videoconference with Zubaida and another doctor from New York to review the CT scan report.

The 76-year-old former prime minister will be treated at home as “she does not want to be hospitalized,” Zahid said. “She has been kept under constant observation. Her condition is being reviewed every hour.”

A team of physicians led by medicine and chest diseases specialist Prof FM Siddique began her medical treatment at her Gulshan residence.

Khaleda was released from jail amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 25 last year through an executive order suspending her sentences for graft. Later, the government extended her release twice.

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