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Khaleda to return home from hospital Saturday evening

| Updated: June 20, 2021 15:28:35

Khaleda to return home from hospital Saturday evening

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to return home this (Saturday) evening from the capital's Evercare Hospital after a long treatment for Covid infections and other physical complications.

"The medical board has decided to discharge Madam (Khaleda) from the hospital as her condition improved," the BNP chief's personal physician Dr Mohammad Al Mamun told UNB.

He said Khaleda is going to leave the hospital for her Gulshan residence in the evening.

Mamun said Khaleda's medical team members will provide her treatment at her residence for her underlying health complications.

The 76-year-old BNP chief, who tested positive for Covid-19 on April 11, was admitted to Evercare Hospital on April 27.

On April 28, a 10-member medical board, headed by Prof Shahabuddin Talukder, was formed for the treatment of Khaleda at the Evercare Hospital a day after her admission there.

She tested negative for Covid-19 on May 8, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus, but the BNP chief has been staying in the hospital for treatment for various comorbidities and post-Covid complications.

Her family submitted an application to the government on May 6 seeking permission to send her abroad for advanced treatment, but it was turned down.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government freed Khaleda Zia from jail for six months through an executive order suspending her sentences on March 25 last year.


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