PM stands by comedian Farid Ali
09 February 2016, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken full responsibility for treatment of popular TV and film comedian Farid Ali who has been suffering from various diseases including heart ailments.
“After reading a report of plight of Farid Ali, who is also a valiant freedom fighter, in the newspapers, the Prime Minister directed authorities concerned to arrange proper treatment for him,” PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan told BSS.
Accordingly, Director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Zulfikar Lenin today brought Farid Ali to National Institution of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) from his residence this evening for admission.
“Farid Ali is now undergoing treatment at the NICVD,” the PM’s deputy press secretary said.
Earlier, he was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, but he returned home as he could not afford the treatment cost at the hospital due to financial crisis, Khokan said.