“Madam’s (Khaleda’s) condition is the same as it was yesterday (Monday), and her treatment is going on,” he told reporters after visiting the BNP chief at the hospital.
Zahid said the 10-member medical board, formed to ensure the treatment of Khaleda, reviewed all the reports of her tests done on Monday and Tuesday morning.
He said the medical board also examined the BNP chief’s tests as she complained of breathing difficulties on Monday. “They made some adjustments of medicines and she’s been undergoing treatment as per their suggestions.”
Zahid urged people to pray for the speedy recovery of Khaleda.
Earlier in the day, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a virtual discussion said Khaleda moved to the CCU of the Evercare Hospital on Monday due to her shortness of breath.
“She’s still in the CCU and being given oxygen. Her condition is now stable,” he said.
Fakhrul said doctors are hopeful that Khaleda will recover soon and urged all to pray for her speedy recovery.
Khaleda Zia was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital with shortness of breathing around 4pm on Monday. Her breathing problem later eased.
Khaleda, tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time on April 24, was admitted to the Evercare Hospital on April 27 for a thorough health checkup.
On April 28, a 10-member medical board, headed by Prof Shahabuddin Talukder, was formed for the treatment of Khaleda at the Evercare Hospital a day after her admission there.
Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 on April 10 as eight people at her residence were infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 24 and her report was positive.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.
She was released from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) the same day, and she has been staying at her Gulshan house since then.
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On August 27 last year, the government extended her release for six more months and it was extended again for six months on March 15 last.
On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Central Jail after a lower court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The High Court later doubled her jail term.
Khaleda was found guilty in another corruption case the same year. Her party claims both the cases are politically motivated.