Quader’s health condition improving: Physicians

Publish: 9:42 PM, March 8, 2019 | Update: 9:42:PM, March 8, 2019

DHAKA  – The health condition of ailing Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is undergoing treatment at a Singaporean hospital, is improving gradually, physicians said at a press briefing today.

“His blood pressure now remains normal. Kidneys are working normally and infections are under control,” BSMMU director Prof Abu Naser Rizvi told the briefing at the hospital lobby quoting cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Sivathasan Cumaraswamy, senior teammate of the five-member medical board formed for Quader’s treatment.

Rizvi said health condition of Quader is improving day by day and his heart is working without artificial support, said a press release of road transport and bridges ministry issued here.

“Today Mr. Quader is better than previous days,” the BSMMU director said.

Earlier, Dr Cumaraswamy briefed about improvement of Quader’s health condition.

An air ambulance of Mount Elizabeth Hospital flew Quader to Singapore on March 4 for better treatment as advised by doctors including famous Indian cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty as he was being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital with critical cardiovascular ailments.

His wife Isratunnesa Quader is also accompanying Quader at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

Among others, Isratunnesa Quader, lawmaker Sheikh Helal Uddin, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mostafizur Rahman and Dr Rizvi were present at the briefing.