Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | ePaper

Khaleda falls further sick in insect bites: BNP

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
The BNP on Wednesday claimed that the party's Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia had fallen further sick on account of insect bites in her cell of the old central jail on the Nazimuddin Road in the capital.
"The cell in the abandoned jail is not habitable for a human being, but for insects. Our leader has become sick further due to bites by those insects. In her hands and shoulders there are severe pain," said BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the city.
Rizvi said that Khaleda Zia's close relatives went to meet her on Tuesday and they saw that she was suffering from severe pain in her neck and her left hand.
The BNP leader said, the cell is entirely unhealthy and Khaleda Zia has been suffering from cold and other health complexities.
He also alleged that the government was not taking any step for the BNP chief's treatment ignoring BNP's repeated demand for treating her in a specialized hospital.
 "Even the jail authority ignored government formed medical boards' recommendations regarding Khaleda Zia's treatment. She was denied a bed for her Orthopedics treatment in hospital," Rizvi said.
The party's central leader Abdus Salam Azad, Taiful Islam Tipu, Munir Hossain and Belal Ahmed were present in the briefing.

More News For this Category

Rickshaws have been lined up in long queue in the streets as rickshawpullers left the city to celebrate Eid with near and dear ones in their village homes. This photo was taken from Tejgaon area on Tuesday.

Rickshaws have been lined up in long queue in the streets as rickshawpullers left the city to celebrate Eid with near and dear ones in their village homes. This photo was taken from Tejgaon area on Tuesday.

IMF has large brain, 'tiny conscience'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has a 'tiny conscience' and must do more to protect low-income and vulnerable individuals from bearing the brunt of austerity policies, says a report by

Three Engrs get bail

Court Correspondent :The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka on Monday granted bail to three engineers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in a case filed about the technical glitch of Prime

US stands with BD to support policy of protection: Bernicat

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Tuesday said the United States stands proudly with Bangladesh to support a policy of protection and accountability."Bangladesh stands out as a beacon of hope and

Bail pleas of 2 accused rejected

Court Correspondent :A court of Dhaka yesterday rejected bail petitions filed by two persons who made derogatory comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Facebook

Hectic electioneering ahead of GCC polls

UNB, Gazipur :With not many days remaining for the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls, all the mayoral, councilor candidates and women candidates for reserve seats are already in the field

Denying liberty on public health pretext must stop: UN

Countries around the world must stop routinely locking up citizens because of stigma, prejudice or health conditions, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health Dainius Puras."The use

Return of Rohingyas with dignity demanded

Staff Repoter :Civil Society members and NGOs on Tuesday demanded that the government should continue pressure on international community to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.Addressing a human chain in front

Budget laced with both poison, honey: Firoz Rashid

Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid on Tuesday harshly criticised Finance Minister AMA Muhith for placing the national budget for the 2018-19 fiscal which what he said is laced with

Saudi plane catches fire, players safe

Saudi plane catches fire, players safe

The Guardian :Saudi Arabia's plane has landed safely despite a terrifying incident when it caught fire during their flight to Rostov-on-Don for the World Cup game against Uruguay on Wednesday.The