Reaz’s condition improving: Doctors

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The health condition of BNP chairperson’s adviser Reaz Rahman who was injured in a gun attack by unidentified criminals on Tuesday night is improving and he is out of danger, doctors said on Wednesday.

“At this moment we can say he is out of danger, Dobir Uddin Ahmed, director of clinical operation department of United Hospital, told reporters around 2pm on Wednesday.

He said the medical team which was formed for Reaz’s treatment has decided to intensively examine four bullet-hit parts of his body using general anesthesia at the operation theater for working out the next step of treatment.

Unidentified criminals shot Reaz in the leg and waist and torched his car near Westin Hotel at Gulshan-2 around 8:45pm on his way back home from BNP chairperson’s office.

He was taken to United Hospital immediately, where he has been kept at the ICU. Reaz’s wife Nargis Rahman and daughter Amena Rahman are with him.

The hospital authorities formed a six-member medical board, led by orthopedic department head Prof Aminul Sun, to look after Reaz and treat him.

The board members sat in a meeting around noon and decided the necessary treatment masseurs for Reaz.

About his wounds, Dobir Uddin said Reaz received two bullet wounds in the back of his left side while two other wounds in the lower of his left knee.

He said the BNP leader underwent MRI and CT scan at the hospital.

As per the reports of MRI and CT scan, the soft nerves and muscle tissues were damaged though there was no metallic substance was seen in the wounds.

Dobir Uddin said the heel of Reaz’s left legs has swollen and he cannot move the leg.

Asked whether there is any bullet in his leg, he said, “We can’t say about it right now. What we think there’s entry and exit injures in his body.”

Brac founder Fazle Hasan Abed, former foreign secretary Farooq Sobhan, former caretaker government advisor Ruhul Alam Chowdhury, BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman and chairperson’s adviser Enam Ahmed Chowdhury, among others, visited Reaz at the hospital.

The BNP-lead 20-party alliance called a daylong hartal from 6m to 6pm for Thursday across the country, protesting the gun attack on BNP chairperson’s adviser Reaz Rahman.

Earlier on Tuesday night, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia termed cowardice and terror acts the gun attack on her adviser Reaz Rahman.

Source: BD Chronicle