Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– President Zillur Rahman, who is undergoing treatment at a Singapore Hospital, is out of danger now, according to the press secretary of the president.

The president’s health condition started improving Monday and has further improved overnight, AKM Nesar Uddin Bhuiyan told The Daily Star, a local newspaper, Tuesday morning.

He also said details on Zillur Rahman’s health will be available in the afternoon.

Zillur Rahman was flown to Singapore Sunday night and admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital Monday morning.

All necessary medical examinations and treatment of the president are going on under intensive observation of specialised physicians of the hospital.

Zillur’s son and ruling Awami League lawmaker Nazmul Hassan Papan,  who is attending to the president, told BSS by phone that Zillur was suffering from severe lung infection and that doctors began removing water from his lungs as his condition stabilised a little.

Before being taken to Singapore, Zillur was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka Saturday night with respiratory problems.

Bangabhaban official sources said the 83-year-old president was on respiratory support while boarding the aircraft.

Zillur had been suffering from fever since Saturday morning and taken to CMH after he had developed breathing problems.

BBN/SSR/AD-12Mar13-12:00 pm (BST)