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Khaleda returns home after health check-ups

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. COURTESY

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  • Bangladesh News Desk
  • Published: 23 Aug 2022, 11:51 AM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returned home on Monday evening after going to Evercare Hospital in the capital for health check-ups.

She reached the hospital from her Gulshan residence around 4:45pm and underwent some medical tests as per the advice of her medical board.

The BNP chief left the hospital around 7:10pm and reached her residence at 7:55pm, a party leader said.

Khaleda, a 77-year-old former prime minister, has been suffering from various ailments, including liver cirrhosis, arthritis, diabetes, kidney, lung, heart and eye problems.

On June 10, the BNP chief suffered a heart attack due to a 95 percent block in her left artery and a stent was placed there by removing the blockage at the same hospital the following day.

Doctors also found two more blocks in her blood vessels, but they could not remove those due to her health complications.

Khaleda was sent to the Old Dhaka Central Jail as a lower court sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. Later, she was found guilty in another corruption case the same year.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the government temporarily freed Khaleda Zia from jail through an executive order suspending her sentence on March 25, 2020, with conditions that she would stay at her Gulshan house and would not leave the country.

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