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B'deshi president’s condition improving
Publication Date : 12-03-2013
The condition of Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman, who had been undergoing treatment at a Singapore hospital, had improved, family sources said yesterday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to pray at all mosques and other religious institutions for the early recovery of the president.
Rahman was flown to Singapore Sunday night and admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital yesterday morning.
All necessary medical examinations and treatment of the president are going on under intensive observation of specialised physicians of the hospital.
Rahman's son Nazmul Hassan Papan, a ruling Awami League lawmaker, who is attending to the president, informed that the president was suffering from severe lung infection and that doctors began removing water from his lungs as his condition stabilised a little.
Before being taken to Singapore,Rahman had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka Saturday night with respiratory problems.
Bangabhaban official sources said the 83-year-old president was on respiratory support while boarding the aircraft.
Rahman had been suffering from fever since Saturday morning and was taken to CMH after he had developed breathing problems.