Hefazat-e-Islam Amir Allama Ahmed Shafi has been shifted to the intensive care unit of Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) as his codnition deteriorated overnight.
Shafi was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night, said CMCH Assistant Director Dr Aftabul Islam.
He said the 105-year-old Shafi has been suffering from various diseases due to his old age, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
A medical board has been formed for his treatment. Hopefully he will recover soon, Dr Aftabul added.
Earlier, Hefazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi stepped down from his post as director general of Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Uloom Moinul Islam, popularly known as the Hathazari Baro Madrasa, in Chattogram in the wake of student protest.
The institution’s governing body, Shurah Committee, made the decision in a meeting on Thursday night.
The committee also sacked his son Anas Madani as assistant director of the institution and another teacher Maulana Nurul Islam.
Meanwhile, the Education Ministry on Thursday night declared the madrasa closed until further notice.
BDST: 1420 HRS, SEP 18, 2020