Dhaka – Two specialists from Singapore flown in to Dhaka to check ailing general secretary of the ruling Awami League party Obaidul Quader, hours after the politician was admitted to a hospital with chest pain.
The specialists of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital flew to Dhaka by an air ambulance, which may carry Quader to Singapore, if needed, and rushed straight to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, where he was diagnosed with three blocks on his arteries.
Biplob Barua, the deputy office secretary of the ruling party, said the specialists checked the condition of Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister.
Quader was admitted to the hospital in the morning after he felt chest pain and the doctors identified three blocks in his arteries. The party called the countrymen to pray for the ailing politician.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the 67-year old politician at the BMSSU.
Bangladeshi specialists said the condition Quader was stable now, but “he was not still out of danger”.
“His physical condition is steadily improving. He can now open his eyes and talk. But he is still not out of danger,” vice-chancellor of the medical university Dr Kanak Kanti Barua told reporters in the afternoon.
Quader opened his eyes when President Hamid visited him, and he responded to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by opening his eyes slightly, added the physician.
The next course of medical treatment will be taken after observing his condition for next 24 to 72 hours, Barua said.
The physicians have been considering either for giving therapy or carrying out a bypass surgery.
The physician said Quader is now not fit to be sent abroad for medical treatment, but a senior minister, Hasan Mahmud, told reporters earlier that the government was also considering him to be sent to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
If the medical team coming from Singapore thinks that they have well equipped air ambulance and technology to take the minister abroad, then the patient would be allowed to go abroad, Barua said.
newsnextbd.com/reporting by Nazrul Islam