Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Friday visited ailing Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
The finance minister went to the hospital yesterday afternoon and talked to Quader’s wife Isratunnesa Quader and enquired about the minister’s health, said a press release of the Finance Ministry in Dhaka on Saturday.
Kamal also prayed for early recovery of Obaidul Quader.
Meanwhile, Quader today talked to a doctor as his endotracheal tube (artificial ventilation) was removed, said physicians.
“Quader’s endotracheal tube has been removed and the dose of his sleeping pill is also being reduced gradually,” BSMMU director Professor Abu Nasar Rizvi, who is coordinating the treatment, briefed Quader’s family and others at Mount Elizabeth Hospital lobby today. “After removing the tube, he (Quader) talked to me,” said the doctor.
Quader’s wife Isratunnesa Quader, his younger brother and Basurhat Pourashava Mayor Abdul Quader Mirza, Shafiqul Islam Shimul, MP, and other members of Quader’s family were present.
On Wednesday, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Sivathasan Cumaraswamy, senior member of the medical board, conducted the Awami League general secretary’s surgery.