Arun Bikash Dey | The Daily Star
  • Arun Bikash Dey

  • Patients with chronic conditions in a fix

    In his 70s and with a chronic kidney disease, port city resident Rupak Paul has a lot to worry about as it is. But for this week, his worries multiplied after the government declared the countrywide lockdown. Rupak has an appointment with a nephrologist today, but as of yesterday, he wasn’t sure if it’s going to take place.
  • Commuters bear the brunt of it

    On the first day of the countrywide seven-day lockdown, port city commuters suffered immensely due to acute shortage of public transport.
  • Dearth of ICU beds a big worry

    With the sharp rise of Covid-19 cases, port city is facing a major crisis of available intensive care unit (ICU) beds. With around 60 such beds dedicated for Covid-19 patients in the city’s public and private hospitals, people are running from one hospital to another, only to find out that almost all the beds are already occupied.
  • Public Transport Restrictions in Ctg: Commuters pay the (extra) price

    Ratna Raha, a retired schoolteacher, stepped out of her home at Chawkbazar’s KB Aman Ali Road yesterday morning. She needed to make a trip to Teribazar area for some emergency shopping.
  • Little heed to health guidelines despite rise in infections

    Despite the sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in Chattogram, people remain apathetic towards health and safety guidelines.