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Actor Farooque diagnosed with tuberculosis

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Entertainment Report :
National award winning film actor and ruling Awami League lawmaker Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque in the screen, has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The veteran actor of Dhallywood has been undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore now.
Earlier after receiving treatment at two major hospitals in Dhaka, Dhaka-17 MP Akbar Hossain Pathan underwent corona test at these two hospitals in Dhaka due to prolonged fever. His Covid-19 results came negative in both the tests. On September 9, physicians in Dhaka formed a medical board to monitor Farooque’s condition. They suspected the actor was suffering from TB. Later, Farooque and his wife went to Singapore on September 13 for a medical check-up. He has been conducting regular health check-ups at the Singaporean hospital for last seven years.
While in the country, Farooque was suffering from fever for a long time. He then took treatment at two well-known hospitals of the country several times. The physicians initially suspected the actor had tuberculosis.
Zayed Khan, General Secretary of Bangladesh Film Actors’ Association, told this correspondent, “Farooque’s fever used to fluctuate while in the country. But, the cause behind the oscillating fever level could not be identified in the country. After seeing the report three days ago, the physicians in Singapore confirmed the disease. His treatment has started accordingly. The actor will have to be under the full observation of the physicians for the next 21 days. He will return home as soon as he is cured.”

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