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Khaleda Zia to return home Wednesday evening

Her medical board is expected to convene in the afternoon

Update : 31 Aug 2022, 01:51 PM

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is set to return home after a three-day stay at Evercare Hospital for medical tests. 

She will start for her homer from the hospital at 5pm on Tuesday, BNP Media Wing member Shairul Kabir Khan told Bangla Tribune 

He said that Khaleda’s medical board will convene once more in the afternoon. 

The former prime minister was admitted to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. 

Earlier on August 22, Khaleda underwent Echo, ECG, USG, X-ray and blood tests, as a follow-up after coronary angioplasty.

Reviewing the reports of those tests, the medical board recommended admitting the BNP chief to the hospital for some more tests.

Khaleda, a 77-year-old former prime minister, has been suffering from various ailments, including liver cirrhosis.

On June 10, the BNP chief suffered a heart attack due to a 95% block in her left artery and a stent was placed there by removing the blockage at the same hospital the following day.

Khaleda spent some time in Old Dhaka Central Jail as a lower court sentenced her to five years imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case the same year.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda from jail through an executive order suspending her sentence on March 25, 2020, on conditions that she would stay at her Gulshan house, and would not leave the country.

The BNP chief was admitted to Evercare Hospital six times since she was infected with Covid-19 in April 2021.

Khaleda’s family submitted several applications to the government seeking permission to send her to an advanced centre abroad for the treatment of her multiple health complications, but the government has rejected it every time as she was convicted of corruption by the court in two cases.

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