Eastern Times Corerrespondent, Dhaka, 3 May: Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia was on Monday shifted to coronary care unit of Evercare Hospital in Dhaka with respiratory problems.
Quoting Khaleda’s medial team member Dr AZM Zahid, BNP chairperson media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told New Age that the former prime minister was shifted to the CCU at about 4:30pm with breathing problems.
Earlier on Sunday, a member of the 10-member medical team told New Age that Khaleda Zia might require staying in hospital for more days as physicians were treating her for other complications alongside post-Covid-19 complications.
Khaleda Zia, who tested positive for Covid-19 recently, was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital on April 28 for some tests as a part of her follow-up medical check-up.
On April 15, Khaleda went to the hospital for a CT scan and the report of the test showed a very nominal lung infection.
According to her family, Khaleda has been suffering from severe and uncontrolled rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cough-variant asthma and an autoimmune disorder that damages moisture-producing glands making it difficult to produce saliva and tears, with a need for bilateral knee replacement.
Khaleda, who had been convicted in two cases, has been staying at her Gulshan house since her release from jail on March 25, 2020 on an executive order on conditions that she would take medical treatment at home and would not leave the country.