Awami League leader Obaidul Quader has successfully undergone a bypass surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Wednesday.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, or BSMMU, Director Prof Abu Naser Rizvi, who has accompanied the minister to Singapore, said: “The bypass surgery was completed today (Wednesday) in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital under the leadership of Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Sebastian Kumar Swami.”
“Quader has been placed in postoperative care after his surgery. Before that, Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Sebastian Kumar Swami briefed his family members about the next stages of his recovery.”
Obaidul Quader, 67, was suffering from a combination of a heart condition, diabetes and a complicated breathing condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
The minister’s wife Ishratunnesa Quader brought him to the BSMMU in critical condition early on Mar 3 after he fell ill. Quader had three arterial blocks, one of which was removed by stenting.
He was flown to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital in an air ambulance on Mar 4 after he was stable enough to travel.
A medical panel was formed to oversee the minister’s treatment upon his arrival at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit and given medical treatment for a few days. He was then transferred to a cabin on Mar 13 after his health improved.