The body temperature of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, being treated at Evercare Hospital in the capital for over one and a half months back, is now under control, party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Sunday.
"I would like to thank the doctors as they’ve been providing treatment to her (Khaleda) tirelessly. Her body temperature is now under control due to their proper treatment,” he said.
The BNP leader made the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave, marking his 40th death anniversary.
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Fakhrul also said doctors are hopeful that the fever may not affect her further as she has been given necessary treatment.”
He, however, voiced anger over the denial of permission by the government to send the BNP chief abroad for advanced treatment.
"We’re saddened that the leader who had fought for democracy throughout her life and was tortured by Pakistani occupation forces in 1971, is not given any opportunity now for her treatment abroad, " the BNP leader said.
He said they have repeatedly been talking about advanced treatment of Khaled, but the government is depriving her of that opportunity because of their “vengeful politics”.
On Friday, Fkharul said Khaleda was suddenly affected by fever suddenly on Thursday night.
The 76-year-old BNP chief, who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11, was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27 for a thorough health checkup. She was shifted to the CCU of the hospital with shortness of breath on May 3.
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.
She tested negative for Covid-19 on May 8, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus, but the BNP chief is still suffering from post-Covid complications.
Her family submitted an application to the government on May 6 seeking permission to send her abroad for advanced treatment, but it was turned down as a convicted person cannot avail of such a scope.
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.