‘Quader not out of danger’, says BSMMU physician
Dhaka, Mar 3 : The condition of Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is ‘still critical and not out of danger’, said Professor Dr Syed Ali Ahsan, Chairman of Cardiology Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
He said this 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.
Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, was admitted to the hospital after he fell sick on Sunday morning.
Senior Public Relations Officer Abu Naser of Roads and Highways Division said Obaidul Quader, complained of breathing problem after Fazr prayers. Then he was taken to the BSMMU.
Quader’s personal secretary Gautam Chandra said the minister was admitted to the CCU of the hospital around 8:30am.
He said a medical board, led by BSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua, has been formed for the treatment of the minister.
The board said Quader might be taken abroad for better treatment.
Earlier in the morning, Dr Barua told the media that doctors found three blockages in his coronary artery following an angiogram.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam and Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni visited him at the hospital.