Bangladesh PM has eye surgery in London
July 23, 2019 | 6:47 PM
by Agencies
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had surgery on her left eye at a hospital in London, state media reported on Tuesday.

“The prime minister underwent the operation in her left eye at a hospital in the British capital on Monday afternoon,” Hasina's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told Bangladesh's state news agency over the phone from London on Tuesday.

Sheikh Hasina, he said, is doing well after the surgery.

The press secretary said the prime minister digitally cleared a number of urgent files from the British capital.

“The prime minister disposed of a number of important electronic files (e-files) after reaching London on July 19,” he said.

Ihsanul said the prime minister was also monitoring the flood situation in Bangladesh around the clock and giving directives to ministers and officials.

According to state media, Hasina traveled to London on July 19 to attend the Bangladeshi envoys’ conference and other programmes.

The prime minister is expected to return to Bangladesh on August 5, the press secretary added.

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