State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali said all the necessary assistance would be provided to ensure improved medical treatment for Captain Nowshad Ataul Qayum, the Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot who suffered cardiac arrest mid-air on Friday.
The state minister said this while assuring every member of the Bangladesh Pilots Association over a telephone conversation with Captain Mahbubur Rahman, president of the association on Saturday, said a release .
The state minister requested everyone to pray for his speedy recovery, added the release.
On August 27, Biman Bangladesh Airlines scheduled flight BG022 on the Muscat-Dhaka route with a total of 124 passengers on board landed at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India due to the sudden physical illness of its pilot Captain Nowshad Ataul Qayum.
The pilot was later admitted to a hospital in Nagpur for treatment. He is currently undergoing treatment there.