President off to Singapore for health checkup


DHAKA, Feb 6, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid left here for Singapore tonight for health checkup.

“A regular aircraft of Singapore airlines, carrying the President, took off from Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 12.20 am,” President’s Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told the news agency.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, dean of the diplomatic corps, principal secretary of Prime Minister’s Office, chiefs of the three services, home secretary, foreign secretary and inspector general of police saw him off at the airport.

President’s spouse Rashida Khanam and concerned officials to the Bangabhaban are accompanying him during the tour.

During his six-day visit, Abdul Hamid is scheduled to have his health checkup at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and eye treatment at Singapore National Eye Centre.

The President is expected to return home on February 13, the press secretary added.