BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has recovered from fever and body pain that she experienced as side effects after taking the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
“Madam (Khaleda) was affected with light fever and body pain as the side effects of the first dose of the Covid vaccine. But her fever and pain have already subsided,” the BNP chief’s personal physician, Dr Al Mamun, told UNB on Friday.
He, however, said Khaleda is still suffering from heart, lung, and some other complications.
The 76-year-old BNP chief, who recovered from Covid-19 over two months back, has now been receiving medical treatment at her Gulshan house for those complications.
On Monday, Khaleda received the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in the city’s Mohakhali area.
She is scheduled to get the second dose of the vaccine on August 19.
On April 11, she tested positive for Covid-19 and she was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27.
The BNP chief tested negative for Covid-19 on May 8, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus.
On June 19, Khaleda Zia got back home from the hospital after 53 days of treatment for Covid infections and other physical complications.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda Zia from jail through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.