Senior Correspondent: Professor Farhad Halim Doner, convener of BNP-backed Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB), said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia wanted to go to United Hospital, not to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for receiving treatment.
Professor Farhad Halim Doner came up with the information while talking to newsmen on the ground floor of BSMMU’s Cabin Block on Sunday noon.
Jail authorities said that the BNP chairperson refused to go to BSMMU for treatment though they had all the preparations to take her there.
Later, BSMMU Director Brig General Abdullah Al-Harun said, “Khaleda Zia was supposed to come here (BSMMU), but she’s not coming. We’re ready to receive her any time if she comes here.”
Talking to the reporters, he also said, “The jail authorities earlier informed us that Khaleda Zia will be brought here today, but now they told us Khaleda Zia is not being brought here today.”
The BSMMU director said medical board members and the hospital authorities were ready to provide her treatment. “Cabins were prepared in this block (Cabin Block) for her. We would’ve provided her treatment had she come.”
He hoped that Khaleda may come to their hospital some other day for treatment.
Abdullah Al-Harun said the members of the medical board formed by the government for Khaleda’s treatment visited her inside the jail on February 28 last, and suggested conducting her follow-up health checkup.
risingbd/Dhaka/Mar 10, 2019/Reza/AI