BNP has demanded that party chief Khaleda Zia, who is currently serving a five year sentence in a graft case, be transferred to Gulshan’s United Hospital.
“Begum Khaleda Zia is seriously sick,” said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
“Her condition has worsened. The pain in her arms, legs and waist have increased. She needs better medical care on an emergency basis.”
“I am expressing grave concern regarding the critical health condition of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on behalf of millions of people and we her immediate transfer to United Hospital where she will be monitored by her personal doctors, and the assurance of proper medical care,” he added.
BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been kept at the old prison house at Nazimuddin Road since her sentencing in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8.
She fell ill near the beginning of April and a medical board of Dhaka Medical College Hospital doctors was formed for her medical tests. BNP demanded that she be allowed to see her personal doctors. Later on April 7 Khaleda Zia was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital for X-ray tests.