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BNP chief Khaleda in intensive care after minor surgery

It might take up to 72 hours to get her biopsy report
Update : 29 Dec 2021, 11:23 AM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) after undergoing a minor surgery at Evercare Hospital, says her doctor.

The former prime minister’s personal physician Prof AZM Zahid confirmed the matter at a press briefing at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Monday, in the presence of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

Dr Zahid said the BNP chief has a small lump in one part of her body. “Her condition was safe.”

“She was taken to OT [Operation Theater] today [on Monday] for a small biopsy test to detect the nature of origin of the lump,” he said.


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Dr Zahid said: “She is safe after the operation and has talked to her family members. She has spoken to her brother Shamim Iskander and her son Tarique Rahman.”

“I want to assure you that our leader Khaleda Zia is absolutely fine,” Fakhrul said.

As his attention was drawn to media reports on Khaleda’s critical health condition, he said it was wrong information.

“It’s very unfortunate. Why should the media be so irresponsible? They should have confirmed it by talking to the people concerned,” Fakhrul said.

It will take some time to get the biopsy report. It might take up to 72 hours. It is necessary to conduct a genetic study. This could take anywhere from 15 to 21 days. The biopsy report will determine Khaleda Zia's next treatment, the doctor added.



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On October 12, Khaleda Zia was admitted to Evercare Hospital for the second time with fever and some other health complications.

The BNP chief has been undergoing treatment under a medical board formed earlier. Her doctors said she has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ophthalmological and dental complications.

Her family applied to the government twice in May and August this year seeking permission to take her abroad for better treatment, but the government turned it down saying there is no scope for a convicted person to avail of such a scope.

On April 27, Khaleda was admitted to Evercare Hospital with Covid infections. She received treatment there until June 19 for post-Covid complications and some other underlying health problems.

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