Renowned sports personality and former Bangladesh football star Badal Roy, who suffered brain haemorrhage on Monday night, was taken to Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre in Singapore through air ambulance on Wednesday evening.
Upon hearing the news, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the concerned authority to take all necessary arrangements for the best treatment for Badal, who has been the vice president of the BFF in the last nine years for three consecutive terms.
Veteran sports organiser Harunur Rashid and former footballer Abdul Gaffar visited Badal at Square Hospital where he was earlier admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Harunur informed that Badal was accompanied by his wife and will be admitted to Gleneagles Hospital.
“He was taken to airport from the hospital. From there he will fly for Singapore through air ambulance. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took the responsibility and gave instructions to take all arrangements. The Premier knows the doctor personally. Dr Lee will look after him. He is one of the best doctors in Asia and Europe,” Gaffar told Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.
Legendary footballer Badal, who also happens to be the vice president of the Bangladesh Olympic Association, was under the observation of neurosurgeon Mahbubul Alam at Square Hospital. After finding the MRI report negative, Mahbubul advised for better treatment abroad.