Alexa President visits Quader at BSMMU 

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President visits Quader at BSMMU 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:28 PM, 3 March 2019   Updated: 09:34 PM, 3 March 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

President Abdul Hamid has visited ailing Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Sunday afternoon.

The President reached the hospital at 4:25 pm. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the ailing minister at the hospital. 

Besides, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam and Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni visited him at the hospital. 

Quader, also the Awami League General Secretary, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of BSMMU in the capital this morning, as he complained of breathing problem.  

Later, the minister was shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital. A medical board, led by BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua, has been formed immediately for his treatment. 

Three blockages have been found in his coronary artery following an angiogram, said Professor Syed Ali Ahsan, chairman of the hospital’s cardiology department.  

The condition of the Minister is ‘still critical and not out of danger’, he said while briefing reporters at the hospital.

Dr Ahsan said the minister’s condition is now better than the time when he was brought to the hospital. “But, his condition is still critical and not out of danger,” said the physician adding that he will be kept under intensive care for the next 72 hours.