Khaleda shifted to CCU at Evercare Hospital
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) from her cabin of the Evercare Hospital in the capital, said her physician.
She was taken to the CCU around noon today as her physical condition deteriorated, said AZM Zahid Hossain, her personal physician.
He said medical board formed to treat Khaleda took the decision.
Previously, on September 18, the former prime minister was taken to the hospital's CCU, where she received treatment for around 10 hours before being shifted back to the cabin.
The BNP chief has been suffering from multiple health complications, including arthritis, diabetes, kidney issues, liver problems, and heart diseases for a long time, said the medical board.
On September 12, the government has extended the suspension of Khaleda's jail sentence by six more months with the same two conditions as before -- she would not be able to go abroad and she has to receive treatment in the country.
Khaleda was freed from jail on March 25, 2020, after the government suspended her jail sentence for six months. She was released during a time when the world was grappling with the pandemic. The BNP chief landed in jail on February 8, 2017, after being sentenced to five years' imprisonment by a special court in Dhaka in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
On October 30, the following year, the High Court enhanced her punishment to 10 years after dismissing her appeal.
The former prime minister was convicted by another special court in Dhaka in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on October 29, 2018. She was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment by the court.