Information relating to treatment of ailing former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia would no more be made public, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University additional director Nazmul Karim told reporters Wednesday.
Khaleda Zia’s health is her ‘personal matter,’ he said.
‘We cannot say anything about her treatment because health of a patient is wholly her private matter’, he said as BSMMU director brigadier general Abdullah Al Harun was standing beside him.
‘Her health condition is a matter for herself and the medical board,’ said Nazmul as the medical board members left her cabin at the BSMMU after visiting her in the afternoon.
The government declared the cabin at BSMMU where she is under treatment as sub-jail.
The medical board examined her for about an hour.
A medical board member told New Age that that they got full cooperation from Khaleda Zia.
Khaleda’s private physician Mohammad Al Mamun was with the medical board members.
Her treatment began on Wednesday noon, said Nazmul.
On Monday, the medical board said that her treatment would begin two weeks later.
The medical board said Monday that prolonged rheumatoid arthritis caused deformities on her left hand and froze her left shoulder.
She is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis on her left hip joint and the knees as well as uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, painful urination and respiratory problem, said the medical board.
The medical board said before starting her treatment her complete health condition should be ascertained.
The board said that medicines for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis cannot be prescribed to her if the conditions of her heart, liver, kidney and diabetes did not permit or if her infection was not cured.
‘We need to asses her overall health condition and it will take at least two weeks,’ professor MA Jalil Chowdhury, head of the medical board, said at a news briefing on Monday.
Ailing Khaleda was shifted to the hospital on Saturday after she had languished inside the abandoned Old Dhaka Central Jail for nine months since February 8, in what BNP calls a politically motivated corruption case.
The government did not allow her to leave the jail though the Supreme Court granted her bail in the case in which she was convicted.
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