Ailing Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s bypass surgery has been completed successfully at a hospital in Singapore.
“The bypass surgery of ailing minister Obaidul Quader has been done successfully around 2:00 pm at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Wednesday,” said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) director Prof Abu Naser Rizvi, who accompanied the ailing minister at the hospital, says a press release of the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges.Rizvi said, “He (Quader) has been kept at the post-operative room of the hospital for observation and he is expected to regain consciousness soon.”
Dr Sivathasan Cumaraswamy, cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and senior teammate of the medical board formed for Quader’s treatment, conducted the surgery that began at 9:00 am (Singapore time), Rizvi said, adding that Dr Koh Siam Soon Philip led the medical board.”
Quader’s family members sought ‘doa’ from the countrymen for early recovery of the AL leader.
Earlier, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Sivathasan briefed the family members about Quader’s physical condition after the operation.
The ailing minister’s wife, Isratunnesa Quader, his younger brother Abdul Quader Mirza, housing minister SM Rezaul Karim, Minister for Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad, senior secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division Khandker Anwarul Islam, Road Transport and Highways Division secretary Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mostafizur Rahman and AL leader Alauddin Nasim, among others, were present at the briefing.
On March 3, Obaidul Quader was admitted to BSMMU following breathing complications. Later, he was diagnosed with three blockages in his coronary artery.On March 4, he was flown to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital for advanced treatment.