BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia received the first dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
She took the vaccine shot at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in the city’s Mohakhali area around 4:00pm.
Later, her medical team member and BNP vice-chairman Dr AZM Zahid Hossain confirmed the matter to the reporters.
Khaleda Zia received a text message to receive vaccine after registering online through Surokkha website on July 8.
On June 19, Khaleda Zia returned to her Gulshan residence after being hospitalized for nearly two months for coronavirus infection and other complications.
Her medical team members are providing her with treatment at her residence for her underlying health complications.
“She has been moved to her home due to fear of hospital-acquired infections,” FM Siddiqui, who heads Khaleda Zia’s personal medical team, earlier told the media.
The BNP chief’s different medical conditions, including diabetes, arthritis and hypertension, are now under control, he added.
Khaleda has been living in her Gulshan residence since the government suspended her imprisonment order in March 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh.
She had served 25 months out of 17 years of prison sentences in two graft cases, involving Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust.
BDST: 1804 HRS, JUL 19, 2021