Dhaka – Ailing general secretary of ruling Awami League Obaidul Quader has been sent to Singapore for better treatment after an Indian cardiologist suggested his medical care at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
An air ambulance carrying Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, in the afternoon, police officer Tariq Ahmed said on Monday.
The health condition of the 67-year old politician improved slightly a day after he was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, where the physicians diagnosed him with three arterial blocks.
Dr Kanak Kanti Barua, the vice chancellor of the university, said that Quader’s condition was improved, but he was not out of danger.
Earlier in the noontime, Indian leading cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty flew in to Dhaka by a chartered plane to review medical reports of the minister. Shetty suggested that Quader could be transported to Singapore for better treatment.
He also said the treatment the Bangladeshi physicians provided was appropriate.
Earlier on Sunday, two specialists, a technician and a nurse from Mount Elizabeth Hospital flew into Dhaka to take care of Quader.
Quader was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning after he felt chest pain and the doctors identified three blocks in his arteries.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the 67-year old politician at the BMSSU.