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Quader flies for Singapore. Patient's blood pressure improved, diabetes under control. Patient's condition better than yesterday but not out of danger.Doctors did their best here, says Indian cardiologist Shetty.Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is being taken to Singapore after renowned cardiologist of India Dr Devi Shetty gave the “go ahead” to move him after examination. - A home for your website

An air ambulance of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with Quader around 4:15pm, BSMMU Director Abdullah Al Harun told The Daily Star.

The decision to take Quader abroad was finalised after the cardiologist examined him at BSMMU where the Awami League leader was admitted with blockages in three coronary arteries yesterday.

At a briefing, BSMMU Vice Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua, quoting Dr Shetty, said that Quader’s blood pressure improved and diabetes is under control. His condition is better than yesterday.

Dr Shetty has also assured that the BSMMU doctors has done their best, he added.

Earlier, a chartered plane carrying the cardiologist landed at Dhaka airport at 12:45pm, Airport Director Captain Abdullah Al Faruk told The Daily Star.

Dr Shetty flew from Bangaluru to Kolkata where Bangladesh’s Deputy High Commission to Kolkata and Visa Consular Mansur Ahmed completed his visa process at the airport, our Kolkata correspondent reports.

The cardiologist is being accompanied by his hospital’s Regional Director R Venkatesh.

Obaidul Quader was hospitalised yesterday morning following breathing problems post-Fazr hours. He was diagnosed with blockages in three coronary arteries.

While undergoing treatment at the hospital, Quader suffered another heart attack.

According to doctors, Quader was suffering from uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure. Also, the road transport minister has electrolyte imbalance.