Bishakha Devnath

Hospitals breach disposal rules

Many healthcare facilities across the capital have been breaching their legal obligations on safe disposal of medical waste, but a decade-old system is failing to hold them accountable.

4y ago

How liquid waste causes health risk

A 250-bed hospital in Dhanmondi produces about 4,000 litres of liquid waste a day. The liquid is treated to ensure that it doesn’t spread infection when disposed of.

4y ago

Safety takes a back seat

A worker hacks away at a pipe-like object at a small scrap shop in Old Dhaka’s Islambagh. The sound of his hammer crashing against the pipe is instantly followed by bits of plastic flying off in all directions. Flecks of yellow and red tint the air.

4y ago

The shady ‘recycle-man’

He is an apparent big shot in the black market of medical recyclables. Probably in his late thirties, the man keeps close supervision over his business and is careful to leave no footprints behind.

4y ago

Medical Waste: 2 treatment devices stay idle for 4yrs

At a time when safe disposal of medical waste is a nationwide concern, two waste treatment devices have been sitting idle since 2015.

4y ago

Communal Attacks Over FB Posts: Instigators still on the loose

It is always the same story – a Facebook image, post, or message hurting religious sentiments, an outpouring of rage both on social media and on the streets, ending in attacks on minority communities.

4y ago

Testing Fish Feed: Importers cash in on legal loopholes

A battle between the Chattogram customs and fish feed importers over the jurisdiction of the port authority to check hazardous substances in imported consignments has laid bare loopholes in the import policy.

4y ago

Checking eyes from miles away

Samira Begum’s eyes were itchy and watery for a few days when she finally decided to get a check-up at the Puthia Upazila Health Complex of Rajshahi on September 17.

4y ago
November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019

How liquid waste causes health risk

A 250-bed hospital in Dhanmondi produces about 4,000 litres of liquid waste a day. The liquid is treated to ensure that it doesn’t spread infection when disposed of.

November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019

Hospitals breach disposal rules

Many healthcare facilities across the capital have been breaching their legal obligations on safe disposal of medical waste, but a decade-old system is failing to hold them accountable.

November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019

Safety takes a back seat

A worker hacks away at a pipe-like object at a small scrap shop in Old Dhaka’s Islambagh. The sound of his hammer crashing against the pipe is instantly followed by bits of plastic flying off in all directions. Flecks of yellow and red tint the air.

November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019

The shady ‘recycle-man’

He is an apparent big shot in the black market of medical recyclables. Probably in his late thirties, the man keeps close supervision over his business and is careful to leave no footprints behind.

October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019

Medical Waste: 2 treatment devices stay idle for 4yrs

At a time when safe disposal of medical waste is a nationwide concern, two waste treatment devices have been sitting idle since 2015.

October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019

Communal Attacks Over FB Posts: Instigators still on the loose

It is always the same story – a Facebook image, post, or message hurting religious sentiments, an outpouring of rage both on social media and on the streets, ending in attacks on minority communities.

October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019

Testing Fish Feed: Importers cash in on legal loopholes

A battle between the Chattogram customs and fish feed importers over the jurisdiction of the port authority to check hazardous substances in imported consignments has laid bare loopholes in the import policy.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

Checking eyes from miles away

Samira Begum’s eyes were itchy and watery for a few days when she finally decided to get a check-up at the Puthia Upazila Health Complex of Rajshahi on September 17.

October 3, 2019
October 3, 2019

Legal complications stall narcotics cases

Mohammad Saju has been behind bars since March in a drugs-related case and he does not know when the court will resume hearing his case giving him an opportunity to seek bail.

September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019

Hounded out of Saudi Arabia

Kabirun Nahar sat on a luggage trolley as she got out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday. She had nothing with her bearing signs of her life overseas, apart from her right leg bandaged from above the ankle to her toes, the doing of her Saudi employer.

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