Source: Ittefaq Report
Treatment of jailed BNP chief Khaleda Zia has begun at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
Over an hour after Khaleda had been admitted to the BSMMU, a medical board started providing Khaleda with necessary treatment for her various ailments, including severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs.
“Khaleda Zia was admitted to BSMMU’s 601 cabin around 12:45 pm Monday. We along with a five-member medical board visited her at the cabin around 2 pm,” said BSMMU director Brig Gen Dr AK Mahbubul Hoque.
Talking to reporters at the hospital, he said the medical board carefully heard from Khaleda Zia about her physical problems. “After analysing her health problems, the medical board has given her a prescription, and she’ll take medicines from today as per the prescription.”
The BSMMU director said Khaleda has been suffering from serious pain in the joints of her hands and legs. “She is also very week as she can’t take food and sleep well. Her sugar level is also high.”
Mahbubul Hoque, however, said it apparently look Khaleda is not suffering from any critical disease. He also claimed that the BNP chairperson spontaneously talked to the medical members as she has confidence in them. “She also received their prescription gladly.”
The jail authorities had taken BNP chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to BSMMU on Monday for her treatment.
The BNP chief was escorted out from Old Dhaka Central Jail around 12:20 pm this noon, according to jail authorities.
Earlier in the morning, the jail officials told media that they had taken preparations to take the former premier to the hospital. The authorities have also beefed up security measures surrounding the BSMMU on the accession.
Though Khaleda Zia had denied several times earlier to take treatment at BSMMU and asked for a hospital of her choice in Gulshan. This time, she gave her consent to take treatment at BSMMU.
The BNP chief is serving jail since February 8 last year when a special court awarded her five years in prison in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Later, the High Court extended her jail term to 10 years in the case. She was also convicted in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case and handed a seven-year term.