The jail authorities will propose BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda to receive treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
He came up with the disclosure while briefing journalists about Khaleda’s treatment today.
The minister said: “Khaleda did not agree to go to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for medical tests and treatment. Now we will offer her treatment facilities at Combined Military Hospital in the capital.”
“This is the best possible arrangement that the authorities can made for her right now. I hope she will accept it,” he added.
Earlier, the BNP alleged that the party chief had suffered a mild stroke and collapsed on the ground and her personal physicians met her at the jail.
As per their recommendations, the jail authorities requested the BNP chief to take treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
But, Khaleda Zia has reportedly refused to visit the BSMMU, said Jahangir Kabir, senior jail super of Dhaka Central Jail.
He said: "The jail authorities had taken into consideration the number of medical tests requested by her personal physicians and those would be conducted at BSMMU."
"But, she [Khaleda Zia] doesn't want to undergo any medical tests at the BSMMU," he added.
Inspector General (Prisons) Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin yesterday said: "BNP wants her to get treatment at United Hospital but as per the Jail code, we can only take her to a public hospital."
On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and she is now serving her time at the jail.