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Khaleda suffered ‘mild stroke’

WT24 Desk

One of BNP chairperson Khaleda’s personal physician has said she suffered a mild stroke, Agencies report.

A four-member physician team met Khaleda Zia at the abandoned central jail on Nazimuddin Road on Saturday afternoon.

After visiting Khaleda Zia, professor of the medicine department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital FM Siddique told journalists that Khaleda Zia fell down on Tuesday.

She, however, could not remember the time. “We believe she suffered a mild stroke,” Siddique said. He said, “We have made a recommendation to admit her to a specialised hospital for medical tests.”

Asked about Khaleda’s condition, he said her speech was not clear, but she was able to communicate.

Other physicians who met Khaleda at 4:00pm in the jail are eye specialist professor MA Quddus, professor of neuro-medicine Syed Wahidur Rahman and cardiologist Mohammad Al Mamun.

Earlier, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that Khaleda Zia fell down on Tuesday. She has been suffering from fever for three weeks, Rizvi said.

The government, however, claimed that all sorts of measures have been taken to treat Khaleda Zia in the jail.

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia was sent to jail on 8 February after a Dhaka court sentenced her to five years in jail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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