Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has returned to Dhaka after cardiac treatments in Singapore for more than two months.
The Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying him, took off the Singapore airport at 2:10pm (local time) and landed here around 6:00pm, said, Abu Naser, deputy principal officer at Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.
An Awami League delegation led by the party's Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul Alam Hanif, Organising Secretary and Shipping Minister Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury along with other party leaders received Quader at the airport.
After landing at the airport, Quader thanked leaders and activists of the party for staying beside him.
“Getting the people’s love is the greatest achievement for any politician, including myself," he said, adding that he would restart his work with the party with renewed vigour.
Qauder, also the general secretary of Awami League, was initially admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on Mar 2 following breathing complications.
He was flown to Singapore the next day on an air ambulance for advance treat after tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery.
Apart from his heart condition and diabetes, the 67-year-old Quader was also suffering from a complicated breathing condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
After his health improved under treatment, Quader underwent a bypass surgery at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
Six days later, he was transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to a cabin in the hospital.
Despite being discharged from the hospital after a month of treatment, Quader had remained in Singapore for a few more days to receive follow-up treatment on the advice of doctors.