BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s personal physicians on Saturday said they fear that she can be crippled and lose her eyesight if she is not given proper treatment immediately in any specialized hospital.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, however, alleged that their ‘critically ill’ chairperson cannot be taken to a specialized hospital for better treatment as a file in this regard remains stuck at the Prime Minister’s Office. “We’ve come to know that the jail authorities in consultation with doctors recommended sending her (Khaleda) to a specialized hospital. What we’ve heard that this file is stuck at the Prime Minister’s Office,” Fakhrul said. He came up with the allegation at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
Khaleda’s three physicians also spoke at the press conference about her physical condition. The BNP secretary general said their chairperson’s health condition is gradually falling for lack of proper treatment only because of the government’s delay in taking a decision regarding her.Fakhrul further warned that the government will be held responsible if anything bad happens to Khaleda, and it will have to be accountable to people. “We hope the good sense will prevail upon the government to ensure proper treatment of our leader as per the recommendations by the Home Ministry and the jail authorities.