Mr. Zillur Rahman, The President of Bangladesh, recently passed away while undergoing treatment in Singapore. May his soul rest in peace. His role as a trusted lieutenant to Bangabandhu Mujib and later to Mujib daughter Sheikh Hasina is laudable. He was rewarded for his loyalty, specially for staying loyal to tradition during post 1/11 days. He was a better human being than most in political scene in Bangladesh.
He also is the first sitting President of Bangladesh who could die a normal death. He however is the 3rd Rahman who could become president and is the 3rd one to die a president of Bangladesh, as both other Rahmans who could become President also died in office. This reason of this post, however, is not to speculate who would become the next President of Bangladesh. Phantombd is there to do these sort of speculations.
This blogger wants to use this occasion also to bring back to memory another post he did 7 years ago. The post is over the fold.
Our sick President was flown to Singapore for further treatment. One news told he was in coma, one news told he had chest pain. But there has been no clear press briefing from a medical person about the real conditions.
Last week co-blogger Shafiur mentioned that Communist Party leader Saifuddin Ahmed Manik was also in Singapore for treatment.
What a testimony to our healthcare system! Even our head of the state don’t have the trust in our healthcare system and travel to foreign land for for an emergency critical treatment.
Our prime minister goes to Saudi Arabia for her knee treatment.
Our opposition leader goes to Singapore for treatment of her ear injury.
And every hour, hundreds of thousands of people die in Bangladesh with diseases which were easily preventable.
One remedy was to bar government leadership and politicians, law makers from going abroad for treatment.
That will help in multi-prong way.
1. One our leadership will be sincere in cleaning the mess in healthcare sector in Bangladesh.
2. Leadership positions hopefully will be less tempting
3. According to good old friend rafiq ahmed, it will help in this way, ” Actually another net benefit of barring medical treatment abroad, or forcing treatment at home, is to allow government officials to die natural deaths, ther by cleansing the system a little at a time”. I like this one.
Source: ALAL O DULAL