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Jail super: Khaleda refuses to go to BSMMU

  • Published at 12:41 pm June 12th, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:29 pm June 12th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The BSMMU authorities had completed all the preparations for Khaleda’s health examination and treatment in the morning, as per the instructions given by jail authorities.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has refused to go to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for necessary tests and treatment.

The BSMMU authorities had completed all the preparations for Khaleda’s health examination and treatment in the morning, as per the instructions given by jail authorities.

BSMMU Director Brigadier General Abdullah Al Harun confirmed the matter – adding that a cabin (No 512) has been allocated for Khaleda and all the heads of the hospital’s departments needed for her treatment would be present for her health care. 

Senior Jail Super of Dhaka Central Jail, Jahangir Kabir, said: “We have made all the necessary preparations for her [Khaleda’s] treatment.

“However, she has said she does not want to go to BSMMU for treatment.”

Meanwhile, jail authorities said that they would convey the matter to the home ministry, and the next step would be taken according to the ministry's decision.

Earlier on Monday, Inspector General (Prisons) Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin said if BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia agrees, then she would be taken to BSMMU on Tuesday.

The IG also said when she was first taken to BSMMU, she had some observations. 

The jail authorities then requested the hospital to take steps to address those issues accordingly.

In response to the BNP's demand to take her to United Hospital, Brigadier General Iftekhar said as per the Jail code, they can only take her to a public hospital.

The jail authorities had taken into consideration the number of medical tests requested by her personal physicians and said all those tests would be conducted at BSMMU.

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.