Medical waste mismanagement

  • Medical waste at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital can not only be found in the waste zone but are also scattered across the hospital grounds. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Medical waste at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital can not only be found in the waste zone but are also scattered across the hospital grounds. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • PPE and other coronavirus safety gears can be found lying around Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    PPE and other coronavirus safety gears can be found lying around Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka Medical College and Hospital has dedicated containers to dump its trash. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka Medical College and Hospital has dedicated containers to dump its trash. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka Medical College and Hospital cleaners are working without wearing adequate safety equipment. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka Medical College and Hospital cleaners are working without wearing adequate safety equipment. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Due to the shortcomings in waste management in Dhaka’s hospitals, Prism Bangladesh, a private company, has stepped forward to collect and dispose of toxic medical waste. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Due to the shortcomings in waste management in Dhaka’s hospitals, Prism Bangladesh, a private company, has stepped forward to collect and dispose of toxic medical waste. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers of private waste management company Prism Bangladesh are collecting toxic medical waste materials from Agargaon’s National Institute of Neuro Sciences and Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers of private waste management company Prism Bangladesh are collecting toxic medical waste materials from Agargaon’s National Institute of Neuro Sciences and Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers of private waste management company Prism Bangladesh are collecting toxic medical residues from the National Orthopaedic Institute and Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers of private waste management company Prism Bangladesh are collecting toxic medical residues from the National Orthopaedic Institute and Hospital. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The waste management directive outlines ways to dispose of two classes of non-infectious and nine classes of infectious waste. Private waste management company Prism Bangladesh collects waste materials based on its classification in compliance with the rules. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The waste management directive outlines ways to dispose of two classes of non-infectious and nine classes of infectious waste. Private waste management company Prism Bangladesh collects waste materials based on its classification in compliance with the rules. Photo taken on Oct 18, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove