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Minister Quader reaches Singapore for treatment

4 March 2019, 10:08:00

Ailing Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was flown to Singapore on Monday (Mar 4) for better treatment.

An air ambulance of Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital carrying Quader, also Awami League general secretary, landed at Seletar Airport there around 8pm (BST), said his personal secretary Goutam Chandra.

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He was then taken to Mount Elizabeth Hospital from the airport around 8:50pm (BST) where his treatment began immediately, he said.

The minister, who was undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the capital with three blockages in coronary arteries, was sent to Singapore for better treatment following the advice of renowned Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty.

The air ambulance carrying Quader took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4:12 pm.

Obaidul Quader was admitted to the CCU of the hospital on Sunday morning following his breathing complications.

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