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No need for sending UNO Wahida abroad: Minister

06 Sep 2020 17:31, Somoy English Desk
No need for sending UNO Wahida abroad: Minister
No need for sending UNO Wahida abroad: Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said there is no need for sending Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam, who seriously injured in an attack by miscreants, abroad right now for treatment. 

"Given her current condition, there's no need for sending her abroad right now," he said while talking to reporters after visiting the UNO at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital.

The minister, however, it will be decided later if she is to be sent abroad for treatment in the future. "Everything will be done for her treatment."

He said Wahida talked to him. "It seemed to me that she is now in a better condition. Eight physicians conducted the successful surgery for around two and half hours."

Mentioning that the right side of the UNO’s body is still paralysed, Zahild Maleque said she will recover fully through therapy.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is always enquiring about her condition.

The minister said the 72-hour observation will end on Monday morning, but there is no sign of any new infection which is good.

Meanwhile, the condition of the UNO, who underwent the brain surgery on Thursday night, has improved further.

She has now regained her full senses although the right side of her body is still paralysed, said physicians.

Physicians said Wahida is now in full senses.

She is talking to others and can recollect the pre-attack memories.

Miscreants stormed the official residence of the UNO in the early hours of Thursday and beat her and her father Omar Ali with hammers, leaving them injured.

They were first taken to Sadar Hospital from where Wahida, 35, was shifted to a Rangpur hospital where she was given treatment at its intensive care unit.

The UNO was airlifted to Dhaka and admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital on Thursday.

Wahida underwent brain surgery at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in the capital on Thursday night.

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