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Sahara Khatun shifted to HDU

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Published: 17:48, 22 June 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

The health condition of Awami League presidium member, also former home minister Sahara Khatun has further improved. That’s why she has been transferred to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Mujibor Rahman, personal secretary to Sahara Khatun confirmed this to risingbd on Monday night.

He said, ‘I talked to Sahara Khatun in the afternoon. Her physical condition is now much better than before. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is keeping a close watch on ailing Sahara.

The 77-year-old Sahara has been suffering from fever, allergy and different old-age complications.

She was admitted to the capital’s United Hospital with respiratory problem early June 3. Still, she is undergoing treatment there. She was taken to ICU around 11:00am on Friday as her health condition deteriorated.

She is currently taking treatment under the supervision of the hospital’s medical consultant Afsana Ara. ICU Consultant Omar Farooq is taking care of his overall affairs in ICU.

Sahara Khatun was born in Kurmitola, Dhaka on March 1 in 1943. His father’s name is Abdul Aziz while mother is Turzan Nesa. Sahara Khatun has been elected as Member of Parliament (MP) from Dhaka-18 constituency for three terms. She served as the home minister and later the post and telecommunication minister in the 2008 Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet.