Former health minister Mohammad Nasim underwent an urgent brain surgery at the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital today.
The minister was admitted to the hospital on June 1 after he tested positive for Covid-19.
A medical team, led by Professor Dr Raziul Haque, head of Neurosurgery Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, conducted the surgery from 9am to 11:45am after Mohammad Nasim suffered brain hemorrhage early today.
Dr Raziul Haque told The Business Standard, "Mohammad Nasim was supposed to be shifted to the cabin from the isolation HDU of the hospital today. But he went into convulsions around 5:30am. A CT scan confirmed that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage. We decided to conduct an urgent surgery after that."
"Mohammad Nasim is now kept under observation in ICU and he will be here for the next two days. We will perform more CT scans during the time and will decide about the next course of treatment after that."
Tanvir Shakil Joy, Nasim's son and former member of the parliament (MP), said, "My father's condition was improving from coronavirus infection till last night. He suffered a brain hemorrhage early today and had to undergo surgery immediately."
Earlier, he was admitted to the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the capital's Shyamoli area because of "physical weakness" on June 1.