On the government's wishes, the hospital authorities are issuing misleading statements to keep the public confused
Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB) has claimed the government is hiding the issue of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's health to deny her bail.
"The government is keeping the issue of Khaleda Zia's health hidden, so that the public remains confused, and her bail keeps getting denied," Secretary General of DAB Dr Abdus Salam claimed.
He made the claims at a press conference held by the association on the topic of Khaleda Zia's health at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
Salam said: "We know Khaleda is very ill; actually, she is slowly becoming disabled.”
"If she does not receive proper treatment now, the disability will become permanent," Salam said.
He claimed the authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University – where Khaleda receives her medical check up – are confusing the public by issuing misleading statements at the government's wishes.
"The information that the BSMMU authorities provided at a recent press briefing is indeed regrettable," the DAB secretary general said.
He demanded that if Khaleda is actually in good health, DAB physicians be allowed to check on her.
"We, from DAB, are demanding that provisions be made to ensure Khaleda Zia receives proper treatment by her personal physicians – before her situation becomes critical," said Salam.
"Let her be allowed to receive treatment at her preferred hospital, in a free environment," he added.
The medical society will not remain silent if all these demands are not met, Salam warned. "We will start a movement alongside the citizens of this country to ensure Khaleda's release."