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Khaleda under close supervision of doctors at CCU

Published : Saturday, 22 June, 2024 at 8:57 PM  Count : 591

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital under the close observation of a medical board

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital under the close observation of a medical board

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital under the close observation of a medical board comprised of specialist doctors.

"Madam's (Khaleda's) treatment is ongoing under the intensive supervision of the medical board. The board is continuously monitoring her condition. There is nothing more to add at this time," said the BNP chief's personal physician Prof Dr AZM Zahid Hossain.
He urged the country's people to pray for the recovery of Khaleda.

Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Khaleda Zia's condition is very critical.

Fakhrul went to the hospital around 1:30 pm and talked to the medical board members about Khaleda's condition.

"I visited Evercare Hospital around 1:30pm to see Madam (Khaleda). She has been staying at the CCU. Her condition is extremely alarming, and doctors are restricting access to her room," Fakhrul said.

The BNP leader said he talked to doctors engaged in Khaleda's treatment to know her physical condition. "What I came to know from physicians is that her condition is very critical."

He said the medical board members will hold another meeting in the evening to determine the next course of her treatment.

He appealed for prayers from the public, saying, "I urge everyone to pray for Madam's early recovery. May Allah grant her good health."

Earlier in the morning, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also visited the hospital and talked to the medical board members.

Headed by Prof. Shahabuddin Talukder, there are 11 specialist doctors, including Prof FM Siddiqui, Prof Shamsul Arefin, and Prof AQM Mohsin.

In addition, Dr. Zubaida Rahman, wife of BNP's acting chairman Tarique Rahman, from London and some specialist doctors from the United States and Australia are joining the board meetings virtually to review the medical reports and treatment

Khaleda Zia was rushed to Evercare Hospital in an ambulance around 3:30 am as she suddenly fell ill at her residence, 'Firoza' in Gulshan.

She was quickly admitted to the CCU, where medical treatment began under the supervision of the medical board.

The medical board members, led by specialist physician Professor Shahabuddin Talukdar, had several meetings to discuss the former Prime Minister's current condition and her treatment.

Khaleda went to Evercare Hospital most recently on May 1 for a health check-up. During that visit, doctors treated her at the CCU for two days.

The former prime minister, aged 79, has long battled various ailments, including liver cirrhosis, arthritis, diabetes, and issues related to the kidneys, lung, heart, and eyes.

Since her conditional release from prison in 2020, the BNP chief has been receiving medical care repeatedly at the hospital under the supervision of a medical board headed by cardiologist Prof. Shahabuddin Talukder.

Khaleda's doctors have been advising sending her abroad since she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in November 2021.

On October 26, last year, three US specialist doctors completed a hepatic procedure known as the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS procedure) to stop water accumulation in Khaleda’s stomach and chest, and bleeding in her liver.


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