No application made for Khaleda's foreign treatment: Minister

Staff Correspondent,, Dhaka
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said no application was made about better foreign treatment of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on behalf of the party or her family.

He said this in response to a question from journalists while distributing eid gift among poor and helpless people on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Naznin School of Purbo Razabar in the capital on Tuesday (May 4).

Covid-19 infected BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has been shifted to the CCU of Evercare Hospital in Dhaka on Monday (May 3) afternoon, as she is having breathing problems.

The 10-member medical board formed for the treatment of Khaleda Zia sat in a meeting on Sunday. The board examined medical test reports to know the latest physical condition of the BNP chief. After reviewing the reports, they suggested to do few more tests at the hospital.

Now BNP and Khaleda Zia's family members want her to be sent abroad for better treatment as her physical condition has deteriorated, said her personal doctor.

Khaleda Zia was used to taking treatment in London and Singapore.

The former prime minister tested positive for Coronavirus on April 10. She had taken treatment under the supervision of her personal physicians, led by respiratory medicine expert Prof Dr FM Siddiqui.

Later, on April 27, she was admitted to Evercare Hospital and a 10-member medical board was formed led by Professor Dr. Shahabuddin Talukdar.