Inspector general (prisons) Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin said on Monday that if Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia agreed, then she would be taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital on Tuesday.
While briefing reporters at jail headquarters, a question was raised as to whether or not she was willing to
go to BSMMU hospital.
The IG prisons then said that Khaleda had some observations when she was first taken to BSMMU. The jail authorities then requested the hospital to take steps to address those issues accordingly.
Refuting BNP’s demand to take her to United Hospital, Brigadier General Iftekhar said that as per the jail code, they could only take her to a government-run hospital.
‘BSMMU is currently the best state-run hospital in the city,’ he added.
When asked by a reporter whether the BNP chairperson had fainted, the IG said that was not correct and that she had lost balance, but was doing much better now.’
‘We would not say that she is absolutely healthy given her age and the fact that she suffers from various diseases, including diabetes. But our observation is that she is fine,’ he added.
The jail authorities had taken into consideration the number of medical tests requested by her personal physicians and said that all those tests would be conducted at BSMMU.
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