Update July 27, 2019

Dhaka 12-24 pm, 11-May, 2021

Khaleda taken to BSMMU for dental treatment

Mirajul Moin Joy

Imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday underwent treatment at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of the BSMMU to remove fungal infection from her tongue, reports UNB.

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief was given the dental treatment a day after her party voiced deep concern over her illness, and demanded her proper treatment either at home or abroad as per her desire.

Khaleda, who has been undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University since 1 April, was taken to the hospital’s A block from its Cabin block’s 621-No. room at noon for the treatment around 1:20pm amid tight security.

Professor Shamsul Alam of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department treated Khaleda.

She was taken back to the cabin block after the treatment, BSMMU director AK Mahbubul Hoque told reporters at a press briefing.

“Khaleda Zia felt uncomfortable due to irritation in two teeth in her upper gum which also caused small-scale fungal infection in her tongue. Her problem was removed with the hour-long treatment at the dental department,” he said.

On 8 February last year, Khaleda was sent to jail as she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Later, she was convicted in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. On 1 April, Khaleda was shifted to BSMMU from Old Dhaka Central Jail with severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia, weakness and high sugar level.

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