Medical board visits Khaleda in old Dhaka Central Jail

Medical board visits Khaleda in old Dhaka Central Jail


The five-member medical board, formed by the government for jailed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, examined her physical condition inside Old Dhaka Central Jail here on Saturday afternoon.

The medical board members entered the jail around 3:40 pm and came out of it around 4:50 pm after examined her, according to sources in the jail at Nazimuddin Road.

However, no specialised physician of the medical board made any remark to the reporters in this regard.

Contacted, Senior Jail Super of Dhaka Central Jail Iqbal Kabir said the medical board members did not give any prescription over the BNP chairpersons’ health condition.

But, he said, they might give the report tomorrow (Sunday).

The government on Thursday formed the five-member fresh medical board comprising expert physicians of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

They are Prof Abdul Jalil Chowdhury (External Medicine), Prof Harisul Hoque (Cardiologist), Prof Abu Jafar Chowdhury (Orthopedic Surgeon), Associate Prof Tareq Reza Ali (Eye) and Associate Prof Badrunnesa Ahmed (Physical Medicine).

The medical board was formed following the visit of BNP delegation led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to home minister Asaduzzman Khan on September 10.

Khaleda Zia has been in the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road after since she was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8.

source: UNB


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