Former law minister and current president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Abdul Matin Khasru was put on life support at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Tuesday as his condition deteriorated.
His nephew Taslim khan, also a lawyer, confirmed the development to the media, asking everyone to pray for the quick recovery of his uncle.
Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajol, newly elected general secretary of SCBA said that Khasru was put on life support as his condition worsened due to low blood pressure.
Abdul Matin Khasru has been receiving treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka since March 16, the day he tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample taken the day before.
Towards the end of March, and right at the start of April, Khasru seemed on the road to recovery. He was out of the ICU, and a Covid-19 test result came out negative on April 1- that however would be the last of the good news. His physical condition started worsening after that, and on April 6th had to be shifted back to the ICU.
Abdul Matin Khasru is also the 5-time MP for Comilla-5 (Brahmanpara-Burichang) constituency.
He served as the law minister during the Awami League led government of 1996 to 2001.