Khaleda Zia declines health check at BSMMU

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. A Prothom Alo IllustrationFollowing advice from the medical board, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities have completed all preparations for the health check of BNP’s incarcerated chairperson Khaleda Zia.

However, Khaleda Zia has declined and will not be going there today, Sunday.

The prison authorities say Khaleda Zia has displayed unwillingness to go to BSMMU.

According to the hospital authorities, VIP cabins 621 and 622 had been prepared for Khaleda Zia.

BSMMU director brigadier general Abdullah Al Harun had said that they had taken all preparations for the BNP chairperson’s health check, but later in the afternoon he said she would not be coming today (Sunday).

She would come sometime in the future, he added.

The jailor of Dhaka Central Jail , Mahbubul Islam, told Prothom Alo that it was up to Khaleda Zia as to whether she would go to hospital or not, but the prison authorities had taken all due preparations.

Appearing in court on 3 March, Khaleda Zia had said she was feeling extremely unwell.

On Tuesday BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other central leaders of the party, called upon home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, demanding proper medical treatment for Khaleda Zia.

The home minister later told journalists that the BNP chairperson would be taken to BSMMU for a health check.

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