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UNO Wahida discharged from hospital

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2020-10-01 15:40:48
UNO Wahida discharged from hospital UNO Wahida walks out of the hospital after undergoing treatment for about a month, Photo: Banglanews

Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Wahida Khanam, who was critically injured in an attack at her official residence in Dinajpur, has been discharged from a hospital in Dhaka after undergoing successful treatment for about a month. 

She was released from the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital on Thursday noon.

She is able walk now, however, her physicians sent her to Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) hospital in Mirpur for therapy. 

Dr Mohammad Zahed Hossain, head of the medical board formed over Wahida’s treatment, confirmed her release to media.  

He said: “Wahida’s condition was critical when she was first admitted to the hospital. The brain surgery performed on her was 100 percent successful. However, the right side of her body was paralyzed and it took three weeks for her to recover. Now she can walk but it will take one or two more weeks to make full recovery.” 

Now, Wahida will be taken to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) for further physiotherapy treatment. It will take around one month for her to get back to normal life, Dr Zahed added.

On September 3, UNO Wahida Khanam and her father Omar Ali were severely injured when they came under attack by miscreants at her official residence in Ghoraghat upazila.

Following the attack, the duo was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH). As Wahida’s condition deteriorated, she was airlifted to Dhaka and admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital. 

Wahida Khanam regained consciousness on Friday morning hours after undergoing a crucial surgery. She has been making steady recovery at the hospital since then.

BDST: 1540 HRS, OCT 01, 2020

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