Xray blood test exercise recommended for Khaleda


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first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoThe government-formed medical team for jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has recommended X-ray, blood test and exercise as the team sent its report to the jail authorities on Tuesday.Earlier on Sunday, the medical team visited Khaleda in jail and examined her health.Talking to reporters the next day, Monday, the head of the medical team M Shamsuzzaman, also the head of the orthopaedics department at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Khaleda is sick but her ailment is not serious.He had said the medical team talked to Khaleda. “She feels pain in neck, left arm and legs. Her arm has a feel like swooning. Additional drugs have been prescribed. Besides, she has been asked to do physical exercise regularly. The fact is: She is ill, but not serious,” Shamsuzzaman had told reporters on Monday.But Khaleda told the authorities that she would not take treatment from them. She rather demanded a team of personal doctors for her treatment, according to the officials concerned.    Talking to reporters at his secretariat office on Tuesday after a meeting, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia will be treated as per the recommendations of the medical team.“Necessary measures would be taken as per the recommendations made by the medical team over Khaleda Zia’s treatment.”On 8 February last, a special court sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and sent her to jail.When a smokescreen over the illness of the opposition leader is brewing up in the political arena with a rumour going around that her arch-rival Bangladesh Awami League (AL)-led government might send Khaleda abroad in the name of her treatment, ahead of the general elections, the government formed medical team Sunday, to assess the BNP chairperson’s health.Read more:Khaleda refuses to take treatment from govt doctors Medical team examines Khaleda’s health conditionlast_img

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