President off to London for health check-up


DHAKA, May 15, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid left here for London
this morning for health check-up and treatment of eyes.

A VVIP flight (BG-001) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President
took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:35 am, a
Bangabhaban spokesman told BSS.

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, Foreign Minister AK
Abdul Momen, Agriculture Minister Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque, Dean of Diplomatic
Corps and Ambassador of Vatican to Bangladesh Archbishop George Kocherry,
British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson, Ambassador of
Germany to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul
Alam, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul
Haque, chiefs of the three services, police chief and high civil and military
officials saw him off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport.

The President is scheduled to return home on May 26.

Earlier, the 75-year-old President Hamid conducted his health check-up
there in July last year.

Abdul Hamid has been suffering from Glaucoma for long. He used to have his
health check-up in London while he was the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad