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Khaleda’s health info won’t be made public: physicians

10 Oct,2018

BDchronicle :

Physicians at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University said Wednesday that the health condition of former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia will not be made public.

They said the health condition of Khaleda Zia is a private matter.

'We cannot disclose anything about her health because the health condition of a patient is solely a private matter', said BSMMU additional director Nazmul Karim.

He came up with the remarks after the members of the medical board constituted for Khaleda's treatment met her at the cabin block of BSMMU in the afternoon.

The medical board examined Khaleda for about an hour.

A member on the medical board told New Age that Khaleda cooperated them.

Khaleda's private physician Abdullah Al Mamun was with the medical board.

Nazmul said the treatment of Khaleda began from Wednesday noon.

Earlier on Monday, the medical board said it would take two weeks to begin Khaleda's treatment.

The medical board said Monday that prolonged rheumatoid arthritis caused deformities on her left hand and froze her left shoulder.

She is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis on her left hip joint and the knees as well as uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, painful urination and respiratory problem, the medical board said.

The medical board said before starting the main treatment her complete health condition should be ascertained.

The board said that medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis cannot be prescribed for her if the conditions of her heart, liver, kidney and diabetes did not permit or if her infection is not cured.

We need to asses her overall health condition and it will take at least two weeks, said professor MA Jalil Chowdhury, head of the medical board.

Ailing Khaleda was shifted to the hospital on Saturday after she had languished at the Old Dhaka Central Jail for nine months since February 8, in what BNP calls a politically motivated corruption case.

The government did not allow her to leave the jail though the Supreme Court granted her bail in the case in which she was convicted.

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