The detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s physician on Friday advised she should be admitted to hospital for proper treatment.
The medicine department chair at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, ABM Abdullah, told newsmen, ‘I have advised the jail authorities to get Sheikh Hasina admitted to hospital for her proper medical treatment.’
‘I have also advised Sheikh Hasina to get admitted to hospital,’ said Abdullah after examining Hasina, also the Awami League president, during a scheduled check-up in the special jail on the Jatiya Sangsad complex Friday morning.
The inspector general (prisons), Zakir Hossain, and deputy inspector general (prisons) Shamsul Haider Siddiqui accompanied the physician during the check-up.
Shamsul told newsmen, ‘The physician, after examining Sheikh Hasina, has advised her to get admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital.’
‘We have completed all the formalities and are ready to move her to hospital as soon as she agrees,’ Shamsul said.
Sheikh Hasina has for long been suffering from fluctuating high blood pressure and eye, ear and kidney problems.
Abdullah entered the special jail at about 10:15am to examine Hasina. He also spent two hours there and discussed with her the health problems.
The former prime minister is suffering from eye and ear problems. Forty per cent of her hearing in the left ear as been damaged because of the August 21, 2004 grenade attack, said Abdullah.
‘If she is admitted to BSMMU Hospital, we may form a medical board and provide her with all medical support as she is very sick. Her blood pressure appeared normal today,’ Abdullah said on Friday.
Some of her relatives met Hasina on Thursday and they said Hasina had agreed to receive treatment in a specialised city hospital.