Staff Correspondent
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina donated Taka 42.35 lakh to critically ill eminent film director Amjad Hossain on Sunday as air ambulance fare and other costs for his better treatment.
“The prime minister gave Taka 22.35 lakh as air ambulance fare and Taka 20 lakh as treatment cost to the family of ‘Ekushey Padak’-winning film director Amjad Hossain at Ganabhaban here this evening,” PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan said.
He said Amjad Hossain’s son Sohel Arman received two separate cheques in this regard from the prime minister. General Secretary of Directors Guild and noted filmmaker SA Hoque Olik was present on the occasion.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that she will bear all medical treatment costs including air ambulance fare for better treatment of Amjad Hossain abroad.
PM’s Protocol Officer Khurshid-ul-Alam on Saturday conveyed the prime minister’s decision to this end to the family of Amjad Hossain. When contacted, SA Hoque Olik said they sent latest medical reports of Amjad Hossain to the authorities of Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok today.
“If physical condition of Amjad Hossain allows him to fly to Bangkok, he will be taken there as soon as possible,” Olik said.
Amjad Hossain’s son Sohel Arman told on Saturday that their family has taken all preparations to send Amjad Hossain to Bangkok by an air ambulance for his better treatment there. Earlier, the prime minister took the responsibility for the treatment of Amjad Hossain.
She invited his two sons – Sajjad Hossain Dodul and Sohel Arman – at the Prime Minister’s Office on Nov 20 to know about the latest physical condition of the film director.
“After knowing the health condition of our father, the honourable prime minister has taken full responsibility for his medical treatment at home or abroad,” Arman told reporters after the meeting.