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Obaidul Quader hospitalised


Published : 14 Dec 2021 10:06 PM | Updated : 15 Dec 2021 01:22 PM

Ruling Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) with chest pain on Tuesday morning.

“Obaidul Quader was hospitalised after he had complained of chest pain. However, he was out of danger now,” said Awami League office secretary Biplab Barua.

Meanwhile, BSMMU Vice-chancellor Prof Md Sharfuddin Ahmed said that a 10-member medical board has been formed for his treatment purpose.

"Details would be known after the medical board’s meeting scheduled to be held at 10:00am on Wednesday. His X-ray and CT scan reports will also be announced on that day, he told the media.

Vice-chancellor Prof Md Sharfuddin Ahmed said, "I am leading the medical board that was formed on Tuesday. I am accompanied by Nephrology Professor Abu Nasir Rizvi, Cardiology Professor Fazlur Rahman, Respiratory Medicine Professor Md Atiqur Rahman, Faridur Rahman of Endocrinology, Nazrul Islam of Nephrology, Medicine Professor Md Arafat, Pro-VC AKM Mosharraf and Zahid Hossain."

He further said, "We don't think there is any risk yet. If any problem arises then the decision will be taken accordingly."

Earlier in the morning, Obaidul Quader was admitted to BSMMU due to physical illness and for some regular checkups.

Awami League office secretary Biplab Barua said, he was hospitalised after he had felt chest pain.

The hospital authorities and AL have urged visitors to refrain from crowding at the hospital.

Initially, Obaidul Qauder was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on March 2, 2019, following breathing complications. After examining his angiogram there, doctors found three blocks in his coronary artery.

On March 4, the minister was flown to Singapore in an air ambulance for advanced treatment.

The minister underwent bypass surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital on March 20. Later, he returned home on May 15 after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months.

Later on January 31, 2020, Obaidul Quader was again admitted to BSMMU due to breath related problem.

On that day, a meeting of the party's secretaries was held at the Awami League president's political office in Dhanmondi.

Obaidul Quader arrived there around 10am to attend the meeting. At that time he felt shortness of breath and left the office after 10 minutes. From there he went directly to BSMMU.

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