Infected with Covid-19, former Health and Family Welfare Minister and Awami League senior leader Mohammad Nasim has undergone a successful surgery after suffering a brain stroke.
The surgery was conducted on him early yesterday at the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital, said Tanvir Shakil Joy, Nasim's son and a former AL MP.
Talking to The Daily Star, Awami League office secretary barrister Biplab Barua said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talked to Tanvir Shakil Joy over phone. His family members sought prayers from people of all walks of lives for his recovery."
Biplab Barua also said that Mohammad Nasim has been transferred to the ICU of the hospital.
Physical condition of Nasim deteriorated following a brain stroke while he was undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital at the city's Shyamoli.
Director and CEO of Bangladesh Specialized Hospital Imran Chowdhury said, "The Awami League leader suffered a stroke around 5:00 am on Friday. He is undergoing a surgery under Dr Rabiul Haque, chief of Neurosurgery Department of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital," reported UNB.
On Thursday, the condition of the politician improved and he was scheduled to be shifted to a cabin from ICU, he added.
On June 1, Mohammad Nasim was admitted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital as he was feeling unwell. Later, he was tested positive for coronavirus.
Nasim has been acting as the convener of AL-led 14-party alliance.
Top leaders of 14-party alliance expressed deep concern over the deterioration of health condition of Nasim yesterday through a release.