DNCC anti-mosquito drive: 97 establishments fined


9th July, 2020 09:23:47 printer

DNCC anti-mosquito drive: 97 establishments fined

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Thursday found Aedes mosquito larvae at 97 houses and establishments on the fifth day of its combing operation aimed at protecting the city dwellers from dengue.

The mobile courts filed 14 cases and fined the establishments Tk 2,49,300.

The drive was operated in Uttar, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Kawran Bazar, Harirampur, Dakshinkhan, Uttarkhan, Vatara and Satarkul areas.

During the second phase of the drive that started on July 4, the DNCC visited 79,440 houses, establishments and under-construction buildings and found Aedes larvae at 564 spots and breading ground at 48,135 of them in five days.

The DNCC has also realised Tk 14.02 lakh in fines and filed total 108 cases during the period.

Aedes larvae were found in abandoned tyres, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water houses, earthenware pots, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.

To protect the city dwellers from dengue, the special clean-up operation was launched as the country had a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.

According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people last year.

The health authorities reported 329 dengue cases since the beginning of this year.