Fresh medical board for Khaleda

13 Sep,2018

The government has formed a five-member new medical board to examine jailed Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Sources at home ministry said the medical board comprises experts in various departments and all of them are from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

They are likely to examine Khaleda Zia in jail on September 15 or 16, the sources said.   

The medical board was formed as per requirement made by a BNP delegation led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir when they met home minister Asaduzzman Khan on September 10.

The BNP delegation also demanded that the government should provide treatment to Khaleda Zia at any specialised hospital of her choice.

On the same day, Khaleda’s counsels filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to send her to a specialised hospital for treatment.

Khaleda's counsel Masud Ahmed Talukder said they have heard that a medical board has been formed but they are yet to know who are on the board. 

The BNP chief has been at the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road after she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8.

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