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Fakhrul: Khaleda’s health condition hardly improved

  • Published at 08:17 pm April 14th, 2019
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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in Dhaka on Monday, April 1, 2019Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

BNP Standing Committee members visit Khaleda at BSMMU

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says their Chairperson Khaleda Zia's health condition has not improved much at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) over the last two weeks.

"Madam (Khaleda) is very sick. She still cannot properly eat or bend her legs. There is no improvement in her left hand as she cannot work with it," he said on Sunday, reports UNB.

After meeting Khaleda at the BSMMU, the BNP leader further said: "I can say briefly that madam is very ill. We do not think her health has improved that much compared to her earlier condition."

Fakhrul said their chairperson needs special care and “specialized treatment” for any marked improvement. “We think she is not getting such treatment now."

He said it is imperative to ensure proper treatment for their chairperson by doctors of specialized hospitals of her choice.


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Fakhrul, together with BNP Standing Committee Members Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Nazrul Islam Khan, went to meet Khaleda in room No 621 of BSMMU's Cabin Block around 4:05am, and came out  an hour later.

The BNP secretary general said Khaleda greeted the country's people on the occasion of the Bangla New Year and urged them to work for the “restoration of democracy”.

Asked whether they consulted Khaleda about her release on parole and the swearing in of BNP's six MPs, Fakhrul replied in the negative. "We talked about her health condition and treatment."

The BNP chairperson has been in jail since a special court convicted her in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last year.

Amid BNP leaders' demand for admitting Khaleda to a specialized hospital, she was shifted to BSMMU from Old Dhaka Central Jail on April 1 for better medical treatment.

It was the first meeting between Khaleda and her party leaders since she was taken to the hospital.