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Khaleda Zia’s application now at home ministry

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Published: 11:25, 9 May 2021   Update: 17:02, 9 May 2021
Khaleda Zia’s application now at home ministry

The application seeking permission to send BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for her better treatment is now at the home ministry.

On completion of proper verification from the law ministry, the application has been forwarded to the home ministry attaching opinions in this regard. But it could not be known immediately exactly what opinion has been attached to the application.

Dr Md Rezaul Rarim, senior information officer at the law ministry, confirmed the information on Sunday (May 9).

The application seeking permission to send Khaleda Zia abroad for her better treatment is reviewed after receiving it from the home ministry. On completion of the review, necessary opinions in this regard have been forwarded to the home ministry. Later, it will be sent to the Prime Minister for her approval, according to sources at the law ministry.

Khaleda Zia’s younger brother Shamim Iskandar met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his Dhanmondi residence on the night of May 5 and handed him an application seeking permission to send Khaleda Zia abroad for her better treatment.

On April 11, Khaleda Zia and eight staff at her residence tested positive for coronavirus. Later on April 24, the BNP chief again tested Covid-19 positive. Afterwards, she was admitted to Evercare hospital in the capital on April 27.

On May 3, the BNP chairperson was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital after she had complained of breathing problems. At present, she is undergoing treatment at the CCU of the hospital. A 10-member medical board, led by cardiologist Dr Shahabuddin Talukder, is overseeing Khaleda’s treatment at the hospital.

Khaleda Zia has recovered from coronavirus infections 27 days after she tested positive for the virus.

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