Although transferred from the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) to a special cabin at Evercare Hospital, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is not "risk-free" yet, said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a press briefing today.
"Madame was transferred to a special cabin yesterday afternoon. But she has not recovered yet. Her heart, kidney and lungs are at risk. However, she does not have a lung infection but creatinine is still high," said Fakhrul at the BNP chairperson's office in Gulshan.
When asked why Khaleda was shifted from CCU, Fakhrul said, "Madame had some post-Covid rection in that CCU and another reaction that was dangerous was that she had some infection in her blood…"
"By the grace of Allah, the doctors have been able to eradicate that infection with great wisdom and sincerity. Since there is a high risk of infection at the CCU, she (Khaleda) was shifted to the special cabin with all facilities of a CCU," he added.
The BNP chairperson was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27. She has been undergoing treatment under the supervision of a 10-member medical board headed by cardiologist Dr Shahabuddin Talukder.
On May 3, Khaleda was transferred from the cabin to the CCU after feeling shortness of breath. While in CCU, she contracted a fever on May 26. On May 30, her fever came under control.
Khaleda tested Covid-19 positive on April 14 at her home in Gulshan. She became Covid-19 negative on May 9.