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Nasim’s brain functionality to be tested

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Health Desk- 09 June 2020: Doctors will now carry out the final test of brain functionality on Awami League Leader Mohammad Nasim to decide whether his life support system should be removed.

"After several tests of brain stem functions, we will be able to know whether he is brain dead. Then we will decide to take off his life support system," Raziul Haque, a neurosurgeon at the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital where the AL lawmaker is being treated, told media on Monday.

"But before removing the life support system, we will have to take consent from Mohammad Nasim's family members," he said.

The doctor did not say exactly when they would conduct the tests.

Infected with Covid-19 and later suffering a stroke, former health minister and AL Presidium Member Nasim has been in a deep coma with life support since June 6 as his condition deteriorated.

A 13-member medical board led by Kanak Kanti Barua, a renowned neurosurgeon and vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, on Sunday said Nasim's condition is very critical and he remains in a totally unconscious situation.

On June 1, Nasim was admitted to the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in the capital's Shyamoli as he was feeling unwell. Later, he tested positive for coronavirus.