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President Abdul Hamid off to London for health check-up

  • Published at 11:24 am August 31st, 2019
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File photo of President Abdul Hamid Focus Bangla

The head of the state is scheduled to have his check-up at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London

President Abdul Hamid has left for London for health check-up and treatment of eyes.

A VVIP flight (BG-001) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the president took off from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:45am on Saturday.

The head of the state is scheduled to have his check-up at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, acting dean of diplomatic corps and Turkish envoy in Dhaka Devrim Ozturk, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, chiefs of the three services, prime minister’s principal secretary, foreign secretary, inspector general of police (IGP), home secretary, acting British high commissioner to Bangladesh Kanbar Hossein Bor, and civil and military high officials concerned saw him off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport.

The president is scheduled to return home on September 8, president’s Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told BSS.

Earlier, the 75-year-old President Abdul Hamid underwent health check-up there in May last this year.

He has been suffering from Glaucoma. He used to have his health check-up in London also while he was the speaker.