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12:00 AM, August 21, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 21, 2008

Hasina's health complications resulted from grenade blasts

State US doctors

Former premier Sheikh Hasina's hearing, eye, blood pressure and allergic complications resulted from the August 21 grenade attack, said her doctors in the US.
Hasina's personal physician Prof Modasser Ali, an ophthalmologist, yesterday told this to The Daily Star quoting the doctors in USA. "The US doctors said that three of the complications except for the hearing problem are late consequences of the grenade attack."
Prof Modasser recently came home from the US after overseeing the Awami League chief's ongoing treatment there. Hasina is currently visiting her daughter in Canada.
Prior to the grenade attack, the former prime minister did not have any of these complications, said Prof Modasser.
Hasina has little hope of regaining hearing in her left ear as the ear is damaged totally, he said quoting Dr Harry A Quigley, director of the Wilmar Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Quigley gave his professional opinion after thoroughly examining all of Hasina's medical reports.
"She can hear normally with the hearing aid in her right ear, but she can't withstand it after using it for over two hours," said Prof Modasser.
Hasina has lost 20 percent of her vision in her left eye and it might need surgery soon, he said adding that her right eye is working alright, but both her eyes have compression.
"The doctors in USA told me that her blood pressure complications have also been caused by the attack" and her pressure is still fluctuating as a result of the late consequence of the grenade attack, he said.
"Her allergic complications developed from the grenade splinters still in her body. Splinters contain various chemicals and these can trigger different sorts of complications," Prof Modasser quoted the US doctors as saying.
The doctors there also speculated that the grenade attack might have caused permanent psychological damage to the former premier, but following through examination, they found her to be in a strong mental state, he added.

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