Khaleda ill, taken to BSMMU
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia has been taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment, reports UNB.
A car carrying Khaleda reached the hospital at 12:35pm on Monday. Meanwhile, tight security measures have been taken around BSMMU.
Earlier on 10 March, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia reportedly declined to go to BSMMU for treatment.
Jailer of Old Dhaka central jail Mahbubul Islam told journalists that the BNP chairperson refused to go to BSMMU for treatment though they had made all preparations to take her there.
BNP has been demanding the government allow Khaleda Zia to receive treatment at a private hospital of her choice.
On 19 March, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that their chairperson Khaleda Zia neither can eat properly nor keep her head straight as her health condition has seriously deteriorated.
On 4 March, a high-profile BNP delegation, led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, met home minister Asaduzzaman Khan to discuss Khaleda Zia’s health condition and her treatment.
Later, the home minister said the BNP chief would be taken to BSMMU for better treatment.