Finance Minister in hospital before budget
Published : Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 at 11:59 AM Count : 332
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal was admitted to a hospital in capital Dhaka on Tuesday evening due to physical illness ahead of his maiden budget placement in parliament.
He went to Apollo Hospital for a medical check-up and subsequently stayed at the hospital overnight on the advice of doctors.
"He is still at the hospital. But he is in good health," said duty manager at the hospital on Wednesday morning, reports bdnews24.com
But the hospital official was unwilling to provide details on the minister's illness and treatment.
"Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal visited Dhaka's Apollo Hospital for a routine check-up this evening [Tuesday]. He is completely healthy," Touhidul Islam, a spokesman for the finance ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday.
"He will place the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year before the national parliament on Jun 13, 2019."
Kamal served as the planning minister in the Awami League's previous term in government. He took over the finance ministry after the party won the 11th national elections and formed government for a third successive term.
He is slated to present the budget for the new fiscal year in parliament at 3pm on Thursday.