Obaidul Quader returns home | 2019-05-16 | daily-sun.com

Obaidul Quader returns home

Staff Correspondent

16 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Obaidul Quader

returns home

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, waves to his supporters at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Wednesday, as he returned home from Singapore after about two and a half months’ treatment in a hospital. —SUN photo

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader returned home on Wednesday after a 71-day stay in Singapore where he underwent medical treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

The flight BG085 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, took off the Singapore airport at 2:10pm (local time).

The plane landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at around 5:57pm on Wednesday.

An Awami League delegation along with dozens of leaders and activists has received their party general secretary at the airport on the day.

Quader expressed his gratitude to Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her all-out support when he became ill.

“She (Sheikh Hasina) did what a mother does for her child during crisis period,” Quader said.

He said that he owes Sheikh Hasina for the support during his critical situation.

He said, “Let us work together for strengthening our leader’s hand afresh.”

Quader was staying at a rented house near the Mount Elizabeth Hospital after release from there on April 5.

Earlier on March 26, Quader was moved to a cabin from the intensive care unit of Singapore’s Hospital after his condition improved.

The minister underwent a bypass surgery on March 20.

Earlier on March 3, Quader initially hospitalised to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) following breathing problems and diagnosed with three blocks in the heart.

AL leader Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, Habibur Rahman Siraj, SM Rezaul Karim, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury,  Hasan Mahmud, Ashim Kumar Ukil, Iqbal Hossain Apu and Anwar Hossain, among others, was present at the airport.