HC orders quick transfer of Khaleda Zia to BSMMU for treatment
The High Court today directed the government to immediately admit BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for her treatment.
Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Rajik Al Jalil issued the order on Thursday.
Khaleda was sentenced to five years in prison on February 8 in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
On September 9, Khaleda filed the writ petition on health grounds as she has been suffering from various illnesses. In her petition, she prayed to be admitted to a specialised hospital.
The government on September 13 had formed a medical team led by Prof Abdul Jalil Chowdhury for examining her health condition.
Other members of the team were cardiologist Professor Harisul Haque, orthopaedic surgeon Professor Abu Zaffar Chowdhury, ophthalmologist Associate Professor Tariq Reza Ali and physiatrist Associate Professor Badrunnesa Ahmed of BSMMU.