28 May 2020

Mayor hopes dengue likely to control by early Sept

A city corporation employee is spraying pesticides to prevent mosquitoes in Dhaka on 1 Aug. 19 - Photo Desk

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Thursday said that the authorities concerned are wholeheartedly struggling to prevent the dengue outburst by early September.

“Efforts going on to prevent the mosquito-borne dengue disease and we are trying our level best to control the outbreak by the first week of September,” the mayor said.

While talking to the reporters at the health ministry, the DSCC mayor also claimed that they have already succeeded to make some wards of Dhaka south city free of dengue disease. The wards are – 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 29, 35, 42, 55 and 56."

Meanwhile, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, who was also present at the programme, said, “We have to work round the year to destroy the sources of aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of dengue disease."

“We have already distributed 14,000 mosquito nets to the people and also ready to distribute 16,000 nets more,” the DNCC mayor added.

Several teams were formed to prevent spread of the dengue fever and they are taking necessary measures to control the outbreak, the DNCC mayor said.

He also informed the reporters that they invited Kolkata Deputy Mayor and acting panel mayor of the health department Atin Ghosh to assist Bangladesh in tackling the spread of dengue.

Atin Ghosh will visit here probably on Sunday, the mayor expressed hope before the journalists.

Over the last few years, Kolkata City Corporation has been working round the year to control the population of aedes mosquito.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque, who was present there, informed the reporters that a 100-bed unit at Mitford Hospital has been inaugurated for dengue patients.


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