Let the 76 years old ex Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia get her treatment abroad

Let the 76 years old ex Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia get her treatment abroad

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Started by Neyaz Muhaimen

The ex prime minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia's present health condition is 'very critical' as she has been having internal bleeding for the last 10 days. A panel of doctors overseeing her treatment recommended her to go abroad immediately for an advanced medical care. They said "Khaleda Zia needs Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) in her liver to stop frequent bleeding, as she is diagnosed with the liver cirrhosis," 'TIPS' is an artificial channel within the liver that establishes connection between the inflow portal vein and the outflow hepatic vein.'TIPS' is used to treat portal hypertension, which is often caused due to liver cirrhosis that frequently leads to intestinal bleeding, life-threatening esophageal bleeding (esophageal varices), and building fluid within the abdomen.

But such complex treatment is not available in Bangladesh. If she is not taken abroad soon, Doctors fear that there would be time when it would be very difficult even to shift her. Doctors are trying their best. But currently they are feeling somewhat helpless about her treatment in the country. There were two patients, who had liver transplants in Bangladesh, one died, and another is not doing well.

Khaleda, the 76-year-old former prime minister, was readmitted to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka on November 13, only after six days of her release from the same healthcare facility.

Her personal physician Dr A Z M Zahid Hossain said that the Ex PM has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes as well as critical cardiac, kidney, ophthalmological and dental complications.

She is currently under the care of Dr Shahabuddin Talukder, a cardiac specialist at Evercare Hospital, while a 10-member medical board has been formed to oversee her health.

In this regard, We are urging for the release of the ailing Ex PM Khaleda Zia, and to allow her to go abroad for better medical treatment.

The Bangladesh government is unwilling to give her the chance to save her life.


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