B`desh former president Ershad hospitalised

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 13:45

Dhaka: Bangladesh`s former president H M
Ershad has been admitted to a hospital after his
condition deteriorated.

Ershad, chairman of the Jatiya Party which is key ally
of ruling Awami League, was kept under the Intensive Care Unit
(ICU) and his condition was stable yesterday, the doctors at
the United Hospital said.

ICU consultant Dr Mohammad Maniruzzaman told
journalists that Ershad had Hypo Volumic Shock due to a sudden
loss of huge blood perhaps from colon.

He overcame the shock after resuscitation and his
blood pressure was normal. He was talking and fed normally,
said the doctor.

After keeping him under direct observation today we
might release him tomorrow, the doctor added.

Ershad, a former army general, assumed power through a
bloodless military coup in Bangladesh in 1982.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 13:45

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