Anwar Ali | The Daily Star

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  • Anwar Ali

    Staff Correspondent based in Rajshahi

  • ‘So much air but not a bit for him’

    Just four years ago, Papia Sultana donated a kidney to save her husband Aman Vardar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ‘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 and struggling to breathe is painful. Unfortunately, we can do nothing but watch them suffer.”