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Obaidul Quader returns home from Singapore

  • Staff Correspondent,
    Published: 2019-05-15 18:58:12 BdST


Awami League leader Obaidul Qader has returned home after almost two-and-a-half months of treatment for a heart condition in Singapore.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the roads and bridges minister landed in Dhaka at 5:50 pm on Wednesday.

An Awami League delegation led by the party's Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul Alam Hanif, Organising Secretary and Shipping Minister Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury along with other party leaders received Quader at the airport.

On Mar 4, the minister had been flown to Singapore on an air ambulance for advanced treatment.

Apart from his heart condition and diabetes, the 67-year-old Quader was also suffering from a complicated breathing condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Quader was rushed to the BSMMU in a critical condition by his wife Ishratunnesa Quader after he fell ill on Mar 2.

He was taken to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital once he was stable enough to travel.

After his health improved under treatment, Quader underwent a bypass surgey overseen by Dr Sivathasan Cumaraswamy, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

Six days later, he was transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to a cabin in the hospital.

Despite being discharged from the hospital after a month of treatment, Quader had remained in Singapore for a few more days to receive follow-up treatment on the advice of doctors.