The physical condition of former health minister and ruling Awami League MP Mohammed Nasim turned critical yesterday due to acute fluctuations in blood pressure.
Infected with Covid-19 and later suffering a stroke, the senior AL leader remained unconscious since he had a brain surgery on Friday, said Raziul Haque, a neurosurgeon at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital (BSH) where Nasim is undergoing treatment.
He has been on a ventilator at the ICU for the last two days, the doctor said, adding that they were trying to keep his blood pressure under control.
"His overall condition is critical," the doctor said.
Nasim was admitted to BSH in the capital's Shyamoli as he was feeling unwell. Later, he was tested positive for coronavirus.
Director and CEO of BSH Imran Chowdhury said the AL leader suffered a stroke around 5:00am on Friday.
His surgery was performed by a team led by Rabiul Haque, chief of the Neurosurgery at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Imran added.
Nasim isthe convenerof the AL-led 14-party alliance.