Rizvi demands Khaleda Zia’s admission in United Hospital
Senior joint secretary general of BNP Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, the decision of the government to take BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and to provide treatment there again is nothing but cheating. Performing her investigations there is not possible.
He said these at a press conference at the party central office in Nayapaltan in the capital on Sunday and demanded admission of Khaleda Zia in the United Hospital.
Earlier on Saturday four physicians of Khaleda Zia met her in the jail and later claimed that she suffered a mild stroke. They also said she may suffer major stroke if she is not brought to the hospital.
Rizvi said, Khaleda Zia’s investigations cannot be performed in BSMMU. There are facilities with modern equipments in United Hospital. In the near past several leaders including Awami League president were given chance to get treatment from private hospitals while staying in prison. Then not providing chance to Khaleda Zia for taking treatment according to her will should be a violation of human rights to an inmate.
Rizvi expressed concern that under her present health condition if she is not provided immediate treatment then big loss may occur.
He said, Home Minister said that the jail authority was not aware about Khaleda Zia’s falling down on ground. It is clear from the speech of the minister that how much negligence is shown to her.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that such incident did not take place. Her blood sugar level fell down and after having chocolate she got alright.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Law Minister Anisul Huq and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that the condition of Khaleda Zia as claimed by her physicians is not true. For fasting her blood sugar level fell down. Even the two ministers assured of taking Khaleda Zia to BSMMU for investigations. Earlier on April 7 she was brought to the same hospital.
Rizvi said, though we have repeatedly expressed concern over Khaleda Zia’s health condition and her personal physicians urged for immediate measures for her treatment in specific ground but the government and jail authority is avoiding the matter. They did not take any step in this regard.
Rizvi demanded release of Khaleda Zia before Eid and urged the party leaders and activists to be vigilant against government conspiracy regarding sickness of party Chairperson.