Dhaka – More than two months of medical care abroad for heart ailments, Bangladeshi senior minister Obaidul Quader is set to fly back home on Wednesday as he recovered from the illness.
Obaidul Quader, also the general secretary of the ruling Awami League party, was flown to Singapore by a special air ambulance on March 4, a day after he admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University with chest pain.
He was diagnosed with artery blockage, and renowned cardiovascular surgeon Devi Shetty, who was flown from India immediately, suggested the minister to send out to Singapore Mount Elizabeth Hospital for improved treatment.
Quader, who is in charge of the ministry of Road, Transport and Bridges affairs, underwent a bypass surgery in the Singapore hospital and recovered gradually.
“A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight will carry him back home on Wednesday evening,” a spokesman of the minister said adding that the Quader talked to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by phone and informed her about his planned return.
The AL veteran was admitted to BSMMU on March 3 after suffering breathing complications.
Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery. He underwent a bypass surgery on March 20.