The condition of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is stable now, Abu Naser, deputy principal information officer at the ministry, told The Daily Star citing doctors.
The minister was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday morning with respiratory problems.
“His [Quader] condition is stable now and his blood pressure is normal,” said Abu Naser, adding, “He is now at the hospital’s CCU and doctors have asked him to take rest.”
Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, was taken to BSMMU around 10:30am yesterday after he suffered cold-related respiratory problems, he said. He was supposed to join a meeting at AL’s Dhanmondi office yesterday.
As the news spread, many of his party colleagues went there.
Citing Prof Ali Ahsan and Dr Abu Nasir Rizvi, physicians at the hospital, Abu Naser said doctors have completed his check-up and all the test reports are good.
On March 3 last year, Quader was admitted to the BSMMU after suffering breathing complications. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery and later he was flown to Singapore for better treatment on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive.
After taking treatment in Singapore, he joined office on May 19 last year.