Khaleda’s treatment continues
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's follow-up treatment is going on at the city's Evercare Hospital where she was admitted on Tuesday.
The former premier's various tests, including CT scan and multiple MRIs, are underway, said her family sources.
They said till now her health condition is stable and nothing alarming was found except high blood sugar and infection in urine.
"We hope that the tests will be completed soon and she can return home within two to three days," the source added.
Khaleda's medical team members, however, did not say anything about the treatment.
Her family sources said the 76-year-old former premier has been suffering from various complications, including arthritis, diabetics and old-aged problems.
"Apart from these, she has been suffering from depression. She is all alone for a longer period. If the government considers allowing her to go abroad to meet her only surviving son, she would be better and would also get better treatment," they added.
Khaleda's physician AZM Zahid Hossain earlier said she was admitted to the hospital as per doctors' advice and the medical board formed earlier, led by Dr Shahabuddin Talukder, will continue her treatment.
On April 27, Khaleda was admitted to Evercare Hospital with Covid infections. She had been undergoing treatment there until June 19 for post-Covid complications and some other underlying health problems.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.
On September 19 this year, the government extended for six more months the suspension of her jail term.
It was for the fourth time the government extended her release by suspending her jail sentences in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases based on two conditions.
As per the conditions, she will not be allowed to go abroad for treatment as she will have to stay home and receive treatment there.
The BNP chief's doctors said she has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, ophthalmological and dental complications.
Her family applied to the government twice in May and August this year seeking permission to take her abroad for better treatment, but the government turned it down saying that there is no scope for a convicted person to avail of such a scope.
Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Khaleda's treatment is not possible in the country.
Speaking at a discussion at Dhaka Reporters Unity, he said although Khaleda deserves bail, she is in jail for three years and she did not receive any treatment in that time.