Ailing Railway Minister of Bangladesh shifted to Singapore

Dhaka: The Railway Minister of Bangladesh Mr.Mazibul Hoque has been flown to Singapore for better treatment of the stomach ulcer and resultant internal bleeding he was suffering since last a week. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the ministry Md Shariful Alam said the minister had been undergoing treatment at National University Hospital.

An air ambulance left Dhaka with the 68-year-old minister at 5am on Saturday. Hoque’s wife Honufa Akter Rikta and the Minister’s personal secretary and other team of doctors were accompanying him.

He had been taken to a Comilla hospital after having fallen sick on Thursday night before being transferred to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

Ministry’s PRO Alam said the minister was suffering from stomach ulcer, diabetic and high blood pressure.

Earlier, the hospital’s Director Rois Abdur Rob said a unit of blood was transfused into Hoque to compensate for internal bleeding caused by stomach ulcer. He was later transferred to the CMH.

The minister Hoque hails from Chouddagram in Comilla. He got married last year.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while exchanging Eid greeting at Ganabhaban, requested the people to pray for his recovery.

“The minister has fallen sick following the hard work he did to make the Eid journeys by railway hassle-free,” the Prime Minister of Bangladesh said.

India’s Union Minister of Railways Mr.Suresh Prabhu inquired about the health condition of his counterpart in Bangladesh.