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Medical team finds 'no major problem' in Khaleda's health reports

Published : Sunday, 16 September, 2018 at 3:41 PM Count : 641


The government-formed medical board found no major problem in Khaleda Zia's health reports while the BNP has cast doubt over the proper treatment of the party chief.

The medical board formed by the government to check up on the health of BNP chief Khaleda Zia has not found any ‘pressing concerns’, says Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital Director Brigadier General Abdullah-Al-Harun.

The doctors on the team recommended that the BSMMU facilities would suffice if Khaleda wishes to be admitted to a hospital, reports bdnews24.com.

The hospital director spoke to bdnews24.com after the team handed over the report.

Asked about the findings of the board, Abdullah-Al-Harun said: “They say there were no major new health issues.”

Khaleda had previously been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, he said. She experiences pains in her arms and back because of it and the doctors have made arrangements for it, he said.

The 73-year-old did not have any heart, blood pressure or diabetic issues, Abdullah-Al-Harun said.

“The medical board has treated her. If she still believes that she needs to be admitted to a hospital, then she can be admitted to a hospital with disciplined care,” Abdullah-Al-Harun said citing the members of the medial team.

In that case they recommended that she be taken to BSMMU, according to Abdullah-Al-Harun.   

UNB adds :BNP on Sunday expressed doubt over the proper treatment of its chairperson Khaleda Zia by the medical board formed with 'pro-ruling party doctors'.

"We're unhappy with the medical board. We don't think our leader (Khaleda) would get proper treatment from the pro-ruling party doctors. We can't trust it," said BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain.

Speaking at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, he further said, "We still demand the formation of a new medical board, including our leader's personal physicians, to ensure her proper treatment as she's very sick."

Referring to their party delegation's meeting with the Home Minister on September 9, the BNP leader said Asaduzzaman Khan had promised to keep Khaleda's personal physicians in the medical board. "We've got frustrated when the medical board was formed with only government physicians."

On Thursday, the government formed a five-member medical board with physicians from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for examining Khaleda's health condition and ensuring her treatment.

On September 9, a BNP delegation, led by the party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and urged him to take steps for ensuring Khaleda's treatment at United Hospital.

Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said it will not be possible to ensure necessary treatment of Khaleda with suggestions of the medical board formed with the ruling party-supported doctors.

He also bemoaned that Khaleda, a three-time former Prime Minister and two-time ex-Opposition Leader, is now being deprived of treatment in jail as the government is trying to eliminate opposition politics.

BNP standing committee members Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were, among others, present.




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