The physical condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, diagnosed Covid positive recently, is stable so far.
The former prime minister's personal physician, Professor FM Siddiqui, said this to reporters after coming out of Khaleda's 'Firoza' residence in the capital's Gulshan on Thursday afternoon.
Earlier, he entered 'Firoza' at around 4:00pm with three other members of the medical board formed to treat Khaleda Zia.
Medicine and chest specialist Siddiqui said the decision to keep her at home or shift her to a hospital would be taken after a CT scan to be done very soon. Her admission to hospital depends on the CT scan report.
Responding to a question from reporters, he said, "It is not possible to say in advance what turn matters will take in a difficult situation like the coronavirus infection. It is a very rapidly changing disease. However, we will conduct the CT scan as soon as possible."
"If we think, after getting the CT scan results, it would be better for her to be treated at home, then she will be kept at home. If we think she needs to be shifted to a hospital for two or three days, or a few days more, we will act accordingly. The decision depends on the CT scan report."
Saying that Khaleda's physical condition is still stable, the doctor said all the precautions and complications of Covid are usually in the second week. We are very careful about that.
Siddiqui said "we have got all the test reports required. Only the CT scan is due. Other than that, everything is fine.
"Last night her fever rose to 100 degrees once and this morning (Thursday) also, her fever rose to 100 degrees for a while," he added.