Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities on Wednesday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's health condition is now much better than before.
"Her (Khaleda's) condition is gradually improving and she's now much better than before," BSMMU Director Brig Gen AK Mahbubul Hoque told a press briefing.
He said it will take some time for significant improvement in the BNP chief's health condition as she was admitted to their hospital with some chronic diseases, reports UNB.
"There's has been improvement in her diabetes, arthritis and some other problems. I can say she's very fine with her various problems at this age," the BSMMU director said.
He also claimed that the BNP chairperson is happy with their treatment and she never showed her any annoyance over anything.
Mahbubul Hoque also said some statements are being made about Khaleda Zia's health condition only to draw media's attention. "You can ask us or the medical board to know about our patient."
Replying to a question, he said the BNP chief's diabetes is now under control. "She's taking insulin and medicine for keeping it under control. She's now comfortable."
The BSMMU director also said Khaleda was facing a problem in taking food due to blisters inside her mouth. "But 90 percent of this problem has already been solved and she is now taking normal food."
He also said Khaleda Zia has been observing fast and taking iftar with gram and other items as per her choice. "The woman (Fatema) is staying with her."
Refuting BNP's allegation that Khaleda Zia is being pushed towards death without treatment, Mahbubul Hoque said wrong information has been given about her health condition.
Asked when Khaleda may be taken to jail as her health condition is improving, the BSMMU director said the jail authorities did not inform them anything about it.
"Actually, we want her to decide when she'll go to jail. We're not creating any pressure on her to leave the hospital," he added.
Professor Dr Zilan Miah Sarker, head of the medical board formed by the government for Khaleda's treatment, said, "She's fine and improving."
On April 1, Khaleda was shifted to BSMMU from Old Dhaka Central Jail with severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia, weakness and high sugar level.