The health condition of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia apparently looks good but her condition can be better assessed upon receipt of her x-ray reports, said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) director Abdullah-Al-Harun.
Speaking at a press briefing, the hospital director said “Khaleda Zia seems apparently good but a better assessment on her condition can be made after getting her x-ray reports.”
“We managed wheel-chair for her but she preferred walking from cabin to the Radiology and Imaging Department. Four doctors- Dr. Wahidur Rahman, Dr. Mamun, Dr. FM Siddique and her personal physician of jail- who were preferred by Khaleda Zia were also present during the whole process.”
“Khaleda Zia came at the Radiology and Imaging Department of BSMMU for different tests. Several x-rays of her bone were taken there, according to the medical board of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH)”, he said.
“Hopefully we will get all the test reports within tomorrow and send them to jail authorities as soon as possible”, he added.
Ailing Khaleda was taken to BSMMU in the morning for medical check-up and tests.
She was offered a wheelchair to go to the cabin block on the 4th floor of the hospital but she refused and walked to the lift.
Two members of a medical board earlier formed by the government and her personal physician examined her health.
Later, the doctors suggested conducting some medical tests, including x-ray on her knee and two hands and blood test.
After the x-ray in Radiology and Imaging department and blood test, she was taken back to the jail.
Khaleda Zia fell sick in the jail on March 29.
On April 1, the government formed a medical team with four professors of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital to examine her health condition and ensure her treatment in the jail.
On February 8 last, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.