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Medical board formed as Nasim’s condition ‘deep critical’

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:29 PM, 6 June 2020   Updated: 11:47 PM, 6 June 2020

Awami League presidium member and 14 parties convenor Mohammad Nasim

Awami League presidium member and 14 parties convenor Mohammad Nasim

A 13-member medical board has been formed for the treatment of Awami League presidium member and 14 parties convenor Mohammad Nasim as his physical condition is 'deep critical'. 

Nasim was admitted to the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on June 1 after he complained of feeling unwell. Later, he tested positive for coronavirus. He was scheduled to be shifted to a cabin from ICU on Friday as his physical condition improved after receiving plasma therapy. But the condition worsened after suffering a brain stroke at 5.30am on Friday. Later, his successful brain surgery was performed under the leadership of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's Neurosurgery head professor Dr Raziul Haque.

The medical board has decided to extend the previous 48-hour observation period and monitor his condition for a total of 72 hours. The medical board and doctors also said that nothing could be said about his condition until 72 hours had passed.

Mohammad Nasim has been kept in the ICU of Bangladesh Specialized Hospital with ventilation support after a successful stroke and brain surgery last Friday.

A 13-member medical board has been formed headed by Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), Neurosurgery head Professor Raziul Haque. Among others of the medical board are the Prime Minister's personal physician Dr ABM Abdullah, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib University (BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Kanak Kanti Barua and Professor of Neurology Deen Mohammad.

The medical board held an emergency meeting on Saturday afternoon to review Mohammad Nasim's latest condition. After the meeting, Professor Kanak Kanti Barua told reporters that Nasim's physical condition could be described as 'deep critical'. What will happen tomorrow cannot be said now. Over time it will be understood what more treatment he needs to give. He is being treated with international standard. 

Professor Dr Deen Mohammad said he had diabetes and blood pressure before conducted coronavirus. The situation has further deteriorated due to a brain stroke. The condition is still critical after the surgery. He is in a deep coma. How much healthy he will be, the answer will be known in time.  

Mohammad Nasim's son Tanvir Shakil Joy told reporters that the stroke had caused so much bleeding in his father's brain and blood clots had formed in his head even after the surgery. Doctors said his condition is critical.

“My father’s condition is critical, we are praying to Allah. I request all to pray for his recovery,” Tanvir Shakil Joy, a former AL MP and son of Nasim, said.