Bhuiyan's Condition Slightly Improve
Saturday, 10 July 2010

The condition of former BNP secretary general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, suffering from lung cancer, has slightly improved.

His doctor Bazlul Gani Bhuiyan told "Bhuiyan's physical condition has slightly got better after 6pm."

'The temperature of his body has also come down to normal."

His temperature was 102 degrees Celsius at noon.

Doctor Bazlul said the former minister was inhaling more oxygen than he did at noon.

He said the former BNP leader inhaled 100 percent oxygen through life-support , but the level of artificial breathing has come down to 85 percent in the evening.

The condition turned critical earlier in the day. Two of his physicians reported on Friday morning that Bhuiyan's temperature reached around 102 degrees Celsius around 2am and stayed there.

However, the rise of temperature started again from 7am, and despite continuous attempts by physicians it could not be controlled.

The rise in body temperature is accompanied with a decrease in oxygen intake capability. Earlier, he was being administered 60-80 percent oxygen through the life support system.

The doctors were forced to administer 100 percent oxygen in their bid to keep the politician alive.

Earlier on Thursday night, his physicians said Bhuiyan's body temperature rose after 8pm.

A medical board led by cancer specialist Dr Kamruzzaman was formed around 9pm to keep Bhuiyan under keen observation. The board visited the ailing politician twice in the Intensive Care Unit, where he is being kept on life-support system.

His personal physician Bazlul Gani Bhuiyan told journalists around Friday noon, "The board has changed some of the medications. However, his situation has not improved yet and is in a critical state."

Bhuiyan was admitted to Square Hospital with breathlessness due to lung cancer on Wednesday. The 67-year old politician is on life-support system due to his inability to breathe normally.

The former local government minister was flown back to the country on an air ambulance from Singapore where he went on May 31 for treatment.

The ailing BNP leader had undergone treatment at the Critical Care Unit (CCU) in Singapore National University Hospital.

His family members said Bhuiyan was given chemotherapy eight times to treat the lung cancer.

Seven of the eight chemotherapy sessions were administered at Singapore, including the last one, after which the politician has been unable to breathe normally.

He had been on artificial respiration for a week.

BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain, deputy leader in parliament and Awami League's acting president Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, AL advisory council member Tofail Ahmed, former Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil, language veteran Abdul Matin, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president and a former party colleague Badruddoza Chowdhury had earlier visited Bhuiyan.

Bhuiyan was BNP's secretary general for 11 years and served as the LGRD and cooperatives minister of the BNP-led government.

He was expelled from BNP on Sep 3, 2007, just before party chief Khaleda Zia was arrested during the emergency period.


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