Health Desk- June 13, 2020: Former Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, who had been undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka for the last eight days, died on Saturday morning.
The 72-year-old Awami League Presidium Member breathed his last around 11 am.
On June 1, Nasim was admitted to the hospital in the capital's Shyamoli area as he was feeling unwell. There he tested positive for coronavirus.
Later doctors at the hospital said Nasim was tested negative twice for COVID-19.
The former minister had undergone successful surgery after his condition deteriorated on June 5 following a stroke.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at his death.
Born on April 2, 1948, Mohammed Nasim served as the former Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Home Affairs of the government of Bangladesh respectively during 2014–2019 and 1999–2001.