PM gives air ambulance & other treatment costs to Amjad Hossain’s family

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DHAKA, Nov 25, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today donated Taka
42.35 lakh to critically ill eminent film director Amjad Hossain as air
ambulance fare and other costs for his better treatment.

“The prime minister gave Taka 22.35 lakh as air ambulance fare and Taka 20
lakh as treatment cost to the family of ‘Ekushey Padak’-winning film director
Amjad Hossain at Ganabhaban here this evening,” PM’s Deputy Press Secretary
Ashraful Alam Khokan told BSS.

He said Amjad Hossain’s son Sohel Arman received two separate cheques in
this regard from the prime minister.

General Secretary of Directors Guild and noted filmmaker SA Hoque Olik was
present on the occasion.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that she will bear all medical
treatment costs including air ambulance fare for better treatment of Amjad
Hossain abroad.

PM’s Protocol Officer Khurshid-ul-Alam on Saturday conveyed the prime
minister’s decision to this end to the family of Amjad Hossain.

When contacted, SA Hoque Olik said they sent latest medical reports of
Amjad Hossain to the authorities of Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok today.

“If physical condition of Amjad Hossain allows him to fly to Bangkok, he
will be taken there as soon as possible,” Olik said.

Amjad Hossain’s son Sohel Arman told BSS on Saturday that their family has
taken all preparations to send Amjad Hossain to Bangkok by an air ambulance
for his better treatment there.

“Our father will undergo medical treatment at Bumrungrad Hospital in
Bangkok,” he added.

Amjad Hossain, who suffered a stroke at his residence in the capital on
November 18, is now undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the
private Impulse Hospital at Tejgaon.

Earlier, the prime minister took the responsibility for the treatment of
Amjad Hossain.

She invited his two sons – Sajjad Hossain Dodul and Sohel Arman – at the
Prime Minister’s Office on Nov 20 to know about the latest physical condition
of the film director.

“After knowing the health condition of our father, the honourable prime
minister has taken full responsibility for his medical treatment at home or
abroad,” Arman told reporters after the meeting.

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