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Khaleda taken to CCU with breathing problem: Doctor
UNB, Dhaka

Khaleda taken to CCU with breathing problem: Doctor

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, admitted to Evercare Hospital last week with Covid infection, was shifted to the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital on Monday with breathing problems.

"Madame was having shortness of breath in the morning. We’ve taken her to the CCU around 4pm,” said her personal medical team member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain.

“Her condition is now stable and the breathing problem eased slightly,” he added.

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

Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 test on April 10 as eight people at her residence were infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 24 and her report was positive.

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.

She was released from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) the same day, and she has been staying at her Gulshan house since then. 

On August 27 last year, the government extended her release for six more months and it was extended again for six months on March 15 last.

On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Central Jail after a lower court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. The High Court later doubled her jail term.

Khaleda was found guilty in another corruption case the same year. Her party claims both the cases are politically motivated.