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Mirror Desk : A four-member medical team visited BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Nazimuddin Road Old Central Jail on Sunday and examined her health condition.
Earlier in the day, the government formed the medical team comprising four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, a senior officer at the Department of Prison told that.
He said the four professors are M Shamiuzzaman (orthopedics) Mansur Habib (neurology) Titu Mia (medicine) and Soheli Rahman (physical medicine).
The official said the team went to the jail around 1:15pm and examined the BNP chief’s health for nearly an hour.
He, however, declined to elaborate what the team members said about the BNP chief’s health condition.
A day after Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s announcement, the government formed medical team today to assess the BNP chief’s illness.
Earlier on Saturday, Quader told reporters in Savar that a medical team will be formed to examine Khaleda’s heath condition and ensure proper treatment for her.
“If the medical team thinks her treatment is possible in the country, she’ll be given treatment here (Bangladesh). She’ll be sent abroad for the treatment if the team suggests in case of any serious disease,” he added
On Friday, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir voiced concern over Khaleda Zia’s sudden illness in jail and demanded the government immediately release her for her better treatment either at home or abroad.
Earlier on Thursday, Fakhrul’s a scheduled meeting with Khaleda in jail was postponed as the party said jail authorities informed the BNP chief’s personal secretary Abdus Sattar that she fell sick.
On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.