Doctors at Dhaka’s Labaid Hospital have decided to keep Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy under observation for 24 hours after she was admitted there with chest pain and low blood pressure.
Ivy was rushed to the private hospital on Thursday afternoon after she fell unconscious at her office in Narayanganj’s Nagar Bhaban while speaking to a journalist around 3pm, her brother-in-law Abdul Quadir told the Dhaka Tribune.
Quadir, also the district Awami League vice-president, said the mayor had been complaining about low pressure and chest pain, and had thrown up a couple of times since Wednesday.
Ivy, who sustained minor injuries during a clash in her city on Tuesday, has been under enormous stress after experiencing the mayhem firsthand, he said.
After she fell ill on Thursday, the city corporation’s Medical Officer Golam Mostofa and his medical team had done a quick check-up of Ivy’s health. They later decided to send her to Dhaka on an ambulance.
As she arrived at Labaid Hospital around 5pm, doctors put Ivy in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and later decided to keep her there for 24 hours after running several tests, said several hospital officials.
A five-member medical board, led by cardiologist Dr Baren Chakraborty, has also been formed to oversee her treatment.
Dr Baren said they were running a number of tests to figure out the reason behind her illness. “There are wounds on her body and we are checking whether there are any neurological issues, which could be the reason behind the mayor throwing up.”
“Although she is talking normally right now, she is not fully out of danger. We will keep her for 24 hours,” said the physician.
Meanwhile, Awami League’s Organizing Secretary Enamul Haque Shamim visited Mayor Ivy at the hospital later in the evening. He told reporters that party president and general secretary had ordered him to enquire about her medical treatment.
“I also spoke to her (Ivy) briefly. She has sought everyone’s blessings,” Enamul said.
Part of this article was first published on banglatribune.com