Bangladesh President admitted to Singapore hospital

February 26, 2010
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The Daily Star

President Zillur Rahman

President Zillur Rahman was admitted to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for his medical checkup Thursday morning.

The president, who left Dhaka Wednesday night, arrived in Singapore at about 6:00am by a regular Singapore Airlines flight, a message received from Singapore said.

Singapore High Commissioner to Bangladesh Verghese Mathews and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Kamrul Ahsan received the president at Singapore international airport.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Abdul Mannan, dean of the diplomatic corps, cabinet secretary, chiefs of three services and high civil and military officials were present at Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport to see him off.

Family members and high officials at Bangabhaban including his personal physician are accompanying him. President Zillur Rahman is expected to return home on March 4.

In April last year, Zillur Rahman underwent medical check up at the same hospital.