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Saturday, 06 September 2008

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A medical board formed Thursday to treat the just bailed Tarique Rahman at BSMMU Hospital have advised him to take total bed rest for two days.

Tarique's lawyer Nasiruddin Ashim said preparations were on, nevertheless, to take Tarique to the UK or Germany as soon as possible for better medical treatment.
 
Member of the medical board Dr Mazharul Islam told bdnews24.com the four-member medical board headed by professor Sirajuddin Ahmed examined the BNP leader in the morning.
 
"The doctors advised two full days' rest, as Tarique complained of back pain and his blood pressure also appeared to be fluctuating."
 
It was mainly to help Tarique manage his back pain that they proposed he remain in the hospital for a couple more days, the doctor said.
 
Another of Tarique's lawyers, Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas told bdnews24.com: "We are making preparations to fly Tarique out abroad as soon as possible for treatment, as further advised by the doctors."
 
Biswas said his client sought people's blessings for his recovery.
 
Barrister Ashim told bdnews24.com: "Tarique's passport, visa and so on are being taken care of, so that he can fly out to the UK or Germany as soon as doctors permit and travel formalities are fulfilled."
 
BNP vice president MK Anwar visited Tarique Thursday morning and Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid at noon.
 
Both visitors spoke to Tarique and his doctors about his health.
 
BNP leaders and workers lined up Wednesday afternoon to visit Tarique on his release from police guard at BSMMU Hospital, after 18 months in detention.
 
Doctors later restricted visitor numbers.
 
Police security at the hospital was also scaled up as Thursday brought new numbers of BNP supporters to the hospital compound.

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