Anwar Ali

Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

September 11, 2021
September 11, 2021

Life-saving equipment lying unused

At a time when intensive care unit (ICU) support is so much in need, a state-of-the-art ambulance worth Tk 1.5 crore has just been lying idle at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for over...

July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021

Mango farmers’ hopes shattered

With over 50 per cent of mangoes yet to be harvested, the nationwide lockdown beginning yesterday has upended the normal marketing system, upsetting the already disappointed farmers of Rajshahi...

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

RMCH Covid unit overrun

When Khadiza Khatun took her Covid-infected grandmother to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Sunday night, she never imagined that she was going to experience such a shock.

June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021

A mom’s ordeal with Covid positive infant

A one-and-a-half-month old girl has been infected with the coronavirus in a rare case of Covid-19 in an infant.

June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021

‘So much air but not a bit for him’

Just four years ago, Papia Sultana donated a kidney to save her husband Aman Vardar.

June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021

RMCH turns into a Covid hotspot

Faced with the challenge of treating coronavirus patients as well as general ones under the same roof, Rajshahi Medical College Hospital has become a Covid-19 hotspot.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Boro Farming in Barind: Hope lost in debt woes

The yield was good, the weather was favourable for harvesting Boro paddy and the prices too were acceptable, if not fair, to farmers.

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

Writing was on the wall

Most of the patients who started overwhelming the coronavirus unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in the third week of May were from the frontier district of Chapainawabganj.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

‘Painful to watch patients gasp for air’

“They groan and cry out just to get some oxygen. Most of them can do nothing but wait for a patient to get better and be released from the hospital, freeing up a bed. Watching the patients gasping...

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Cry for ICU beds at RMCH

On May 31, Niamat Ali (70) of Naogaon’s Niamatpur upazila, who was suffering from breathing complications, died while waiting for ventilator support at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital’s (RMCH)...