Freedom fighter and Ekushey Padak-winning magician Jewel Aich, who recently contracted Covid-19, is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital. His wife Bipasha Aich and daughter Kheya Aich recently recovered from Covid-19.
The renowned magician had been suffering from fever since November 4, Bipasha Aich told The Daily Star.
His fever persisted, so he underwent Covid-19 test upon doctor’s advice, as well as a CT scan of the chest. The test report came out positive and showed that his lungs have also been infected. On Monday, he was taken to a hospital due to his deteriorating condition.
However, his family decided to change the hospital due to unsatisfactory service. He was then admitted to the CMH on Tuesday afternoon, and Bipasha expressed gratitude towards the hospital authorities for taking prompt action.
Jewel Aich has also been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.
Apart from being the most renowned and popular Bangladeshi magician, Jewel Aich is a skilled flutist, author and ambassador to many humanitarian projects. Jewel Aich received Ekushey Padak in 2003 and CJFB (Cultural Journalists Forum of Bangladesh) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, as well as many other awards in his illustrious career.