Decision soon over Khaleda’s treatment abroad: Law minister

Decision soon over Khaleda’s treatment abroad: Law minister

06 May 2021::

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said his ministry has accepted the application, filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family, for her treatment abroad.

“The government will take a quick decision on the issue for better treatment of Khaleda Zia on humanitarian grounds,” he told the media.

Sources from the law ministry said it could send the opinion to the home ministry by today.

Earlier on Wednesday night, Khaleda’s younger brother Shamim Iskander had visited the home minister’s house in Dhanmondi with the application form.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the government will follow the opinion of the law ministry.

At the same time, he told the media that the government has a positive attitude towards Khaleda Zia’s treatment abroad.

According to the BNP, they have taken all kinds of preparations to take Khaleda abroad. However, it was not disclosed in which country she will be taken.

Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19 test on 10 April as eight people at her residence were infected with the virus. She underwent the second Covid-19 test on April 14 and the report was positive.

She was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital on 28 April for a brief period for her thorough health checkup but continued to remain there as per the doctors’ recommendation.

Later, she was shifted from the hospital cabin to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) in the afternoon due to shortness of breath since Monday morning.

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