Govt to send Siddiqur to India for better treatment

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DHAKA, July 24, 2017 (BSS) – The government will send Siddiqur Rahman, a student of Government Titumir College who received eye injuries during a student movement at Shahbagh, to Indian city of Chennai for better treatment.

Health and Family Welfare Ministry has taken all-out measures in this regard, said a press release here today.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mohammed Nasim asked Professor Golam Mostafa, Director of National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO), to provide best treatments to bring back the eye sight of Siddiqur.

The release said that the government has taken all responsibilities including the cost of treatment of Siddiqur as per the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

As per the directives, the hospital authorities have already taken necessary steps.

Earlier, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader visited Siddiqur at the NIO at 2.30pm today.

“During the cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern over the treatment of Siddiqur. She sent me to learn about the treatment of Siddiqur,” he told newsmen.

Replying to a question whether Siddiqur’s eyes were injured in teargas shell lobbed by police, Quader said, “It’s an allegation. Police has formed a three-member committee to look into the matter. The committee has been asked to submit report within three working days.”

Bangladesh Chhatra League General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain, Joint General Secretary Chandra Sekhor Mondol, Publicity Secretary Saif Uddin Babu and Sports Affairs Secretary Chinmoy Roy, among others, were present on the occasion.

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