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Khaleda suffers from arthritis, diabetes
The medical board which was formed to check up BNP Chairperson today said Khaleda Zia is now suffering from several ailments including arthritis and diabetes.
`Khaleda Zia's diabetes is now out of control. We will have to bring the problem under control first before treating her,' Syed Atiqul Haque, a member of the medical board, told the media this afternoon.
Speaking at a press conference at the BSMMU, Atiqul said Khaleda Zia's suffering is mainly caused by arthritis related complication.
Atiqul said as a member of the medical board he visited Khaleda Zia last night.
Responding to a query, Professor Abdul Jalil Chowdhury, chief of the medical board, said the board members have already gone through the High Court verdict on Khaleda Zia's treatment and there are no anomalies in upholding the court directives.
`Our board members are scheduled to examine Khaleda Zia tonight. Upon her consent, we may collect samples of her blood and urine for test.'
Apart from these, X-ray is required for starting her treatment, Jalil said adding, `We will be able to ensure her better treatment here.'
The High Court on Thursday directed the government to immediately admit Khaleda Zia to the BSMMU and form a 5-member medical board afresh for her treatment.
Khaleda Zia was admitted to the BSMMU on Saturday afternoon after prison authorities shifted her there from old Dhaka Central jail for better treatment in response to the court order.