:: Peoples Time Online ::
The medical board formed at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to oversee treatments of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will not bring any changes in her treatment until she undergoes medical tests.
On Sunday, the board came to the decision after scrutinizing previous medical records of Khaleda Zia.
On Saturday, the BNP chief was transferred to the BSMMU from Old Dhaka central jail, where she has been imprisoned for graft cases.
Director of BSMMU, Brigadier General Md Abdullah-Al-Harun told reporters that the medical board came to the decision after meeting the ex-PM in her chamber.
“The chief of the medical board, Prof Abdul Jalil Chowdhury, saw her yesterday. Today the five members of the medical board went to see her and scrutinised her medical documents. They decided on continuing the same treatment until they meet again. They will get her complete medical history and order tests. They might see her again on Monday,” the director said.
Khaleda’s personal doctor Abdullah Al Mamun was also with the board, added Harun.
The head of the board, Abdul Jalil Chowdhury, had also met her. Prof Syed Atiqul Haq, Prof Sajal Krishna Banerjee, Prof Nakul Kumar Dutta and Prof Badrunnesa Ahmed are the other members of the board.
As one member of the board, Prof Sajal Krishna Banerjee was replaced by Tanzina Parvin as had to go in his village home for urgent matters, pro-BNP doctor AZM Zahid Hossain objected to the new medical board, saying that the reshuffling had not followed the orders of the court.
The BSMUU is not allowed to appoint members of the pro-Awami League Shadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (SHACHIP), or the pro-BNP Doctors Association of Bangladesh (DAB) for the new team, according to the High Court.
Hossain objected that Prof Sajal Krishna and Prof Nakul Kumar were ‘live members’ of SHACHIP.
Asked about the matter, BSMMU Director Harun said the court had instructed that three of the medical board members must not come from DAB or SHACHIP, but there were no restrictions on supporters or ‘near members’.
When asked whether Khaleda had requested any specific order, he said: “No, we have not received any demand so far.”
On Sunday, BNP leader met with the BSMMU director and urged the hospital to follow the court orders and threatened to go to court again if that is not the case.