Bishakha Devnath | The Daily Star
  • Bishakha Devnath

  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.