Renowned Indian cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty yesterday highly appreciated the Bangladeshi physicians who provided treatment to ailing minister and Awami League leader Obaidul Quader.
“The Bangladeshi doctors did an excellent job... you can't expect more than this even in the developed countries,” he said during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Dr Shetty apprised the prime minister of the latest health condition of Qauder, road transport and bridges minister and AL general secretary.
Sheikh Hasina thanked Dr Shetty for coming to Bangladesh quickly, responding to the call for Quader's treatment.
The prime minister also talked to Dr Shetty about the country's medical education.
Referring to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), she said her government established such a university so that medical students can pursue post-graduation degrees and carry out research.
The Indian cardiologist lauded Bangladesh's tremendous development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The socioeconomic progress of the common people of Bangladesh over the last few years is remarkable,” he said.
Dr Shetty suggested sending Obaidul Quader abroad for better treatment, saying local doctors have to work under tremendous pressure for treating such a celebrity.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Murad Hasan, PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present on the occasion.
Quader was taken to Singapore in the afternoon by an air ambulance after Dr Shetty gave the “go-ahead” to move him after examination.
Quader's blood pressure has improved and diabetes is under control, he said at a briefing at BSMMU where the Awami League leader was admitted on Sunday with blockages in three coronary arteries.
Dr Shetty further said Quader's condition is better than before but he is not out of danger.