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Former Bangladesh minister, who tested COVID-19 positive, is in 'very critical state'
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Former Bangladesh minister, who tested COVID-19 positive, is in 'very critical state'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Jun 2020, 12:22 pm

Dhaka: Health condition of Bangladesh's former health minister and Awami League MP Mohammed Nasim, who is infected with COVID-19, is in "very critical state", media reports said.

Kanak Kanti Barua, vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and also the chief of medical board formed to oversee the treatment of Nasim, told The Daily Star.

Infected with Covid-19 and later suffering a stroke, Nasim went into a "deep coma" as his condition deteriorated further last night. He is undergoing treatment at the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital at Dhaka's Shyamoli, reported the Bangladesh-based news paper.

Nasim's son Tanvir Shakil Joy, also a former Awami League MP, told the newspaper on Friday that his father had undergone a successful surgery after suffering a stroke.  

Nasim was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital on June 1 as he was feeling unwell.

He later tested COVID-19 positive.