Deformity in Khaleda’s hand slightly improved: BSMMU

16 Oct,2018

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Ailing jailed former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition has not improved much, professor MA Jalil Chowdhury, head of the medical board treating her said Monday.

She is under treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University since October 6.

The cabin where she is under treatment was declared by the government as sub-jail.

Chronic rheumatoid arthritis she has been suffering from caused deformities on her left hand and froze her left shoulder. She has arthritis in her knees and hip joint and has been suffering from prolonged diabetes and urine infection.

Nine days after she was admitted to the hospital, prof Jalil told on Monday that slight improvements were noticed in her hand deformity due to ongoing physiotherapy.

She is still very sick and not much improvement was noticed, he said replying to a question about her latest health condition.

Treatment is going on and we are analyzing the test reports, he said.

He said still some medical tests remain to be done and they would be held soon.

Before shifting her to the hospital, she had languished inside the abandoned 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 for which she was jailed.

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