Dhaka, 22 April, Abnews: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said that the government will take decision about the further treatment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia outside the jail after consultation with expert doctors.
‘But the decision will be made as per the jail code. If anything is needed to be done beyond the jail code, we’ll take steps after consultation with doctors,’ the minister told reporters at the secretariat when asked about BNP’s demand for Khaleda Zia’s treatment at United Hospital.
The minister told reporters after a meeting with BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan and vice chairman Major (retd) Hafiz Uddin Ahmed at the secretariat on Sunday noon.
“BNP leaders Nazrul Islam Khan and Major Hafiz Uddin came to me for providing treatment to the BNP chairperson at United Hospital. I told them we’re doing everything for the treatment of Khaleda Zia, and we’ll do what will be needed in future,” he said.
“She had not gone abroad frequently for treatment before. Is there such an example? No. She had received treatment in the country. Our expert doctors are providing treatment to her. And it’s clear we’re taking necessary steps according to their advice,” said the minister while responding to another question about taking Khaleda abroad for treatment.
He said Khaleda is enjoying all the facilities under the jail code. She has been suffering from various diseases, including diabetic. Khaleda’s personal physicians also examined her health condition and suggested various medical tests, including MRI.