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Khaleda returns home after undergoing medical tests at Evercare Hospital

| Updated: April 23, 2022 22:08:25


Khaleda returns home after undergoing medical tests at Evercare Hospital

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia underwent some medical tests at the city’s Evercare Hospital on Wednesday.

She arrived at the hospital from her Gulshan residence around 5:00 pm and stayed there for an hour, said her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.

According to UNB, he said the BNP chairperson underwent several tests at the hospital and then returned to her residence around 6:45 pm.

Talking to reporters, the BNP chief’s medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said, “Khaleda Zia was taken to the hospital for some tests as per the advice of the medical board. The medical board will decide on the next course of her treatment after reviewing the test reports.”

Khaleda, a 76-year-old former prime minister, has been suffering from various ailments, including liver cirrhosis, arthritis, diabetes, kidney, lung and eye problems.

She was last admitted to Evercare Hospital on November 13 last year where she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis.

On February 1, she returned home after an 81-day stay in the hospital as she was suffering from internal bleeding caused by the liver cirrhosis problem.

Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Central Jail as a lower court sentenced her to five years imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. Later, she was found guilty in another corruption case the same year.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda Zia from jail through an executive order suspending her sentence on March 25, 2020, with conditions that she will stay in her Gulshan house and will not leave the country.

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