Dengue patients rising but don’t panic: DSCC

Staff Correspondent

4 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon on Monday said there has been some increases in the number of dengue-affected patients in the city this year but there is nothing to get panicky.

The mayor came with the comments while inaugurating a 15-day-long crash programme to destroy and identify larvae and breeding grounds of mosquito in the capital’s Eskaton Garden area.  Chikungunia broke out last year that is absence this year but dengue disease outbreaks in small scale that is not in alarming level, the mayor said.

Calling up to be aware, the mayor said, “Clean the water clogs at left out tyres, flower basket, outer of air cooler of household. Make sure, water stays nowhere more than five as mosquito lays egg on clogged water and thus breeds.”  We start crash programme in 57 wards at a time. Our representatives will go to places where larvae of mosquito would be found and destroy it.

Apart from that, they will work for bundling up awareness among citizens. But our citizens have to be aware in that regard, he added.          

Chief Health Officer of DSCC Brig Gen. (Dr.) Sheikh Salahuddin, councilor Kamruzzaman Kajol and Hasibur Rahman Manik also present at ingauration programme among notables.

Later the mayor launched the programme spraying with fogger machine and distributed leaflets among students and shop keepers.