The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has fixed several spots for slaughtering sacrificial animals in a bid to keep the city clean and safe from breeding of mosquitoes.
Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday requested the residents of his area to ensure they followed the instructions on slaughtering the sacrificial animals in the designated spots. He also asked city residents to dispose off wastes of sacrificed animals in the bags to be supplied by the corporation and drop them into garbage containers.Khokon pointed out that the recent dengue epidemic was a wake-up call for all as many residents were working to keep their premises clean so that mosquitoes cannot breed.
The mayor was speaking at an awareness meeting with taxpayers of his area at the DSCC headquarters in the capital.
The mayor distributed aerosol sprays among taxpayers free of cost to combat mosquito menace, especially to after the dengue fever epidemic, and requested the taxpayers to keep their premises, rooftop garden, air cooler and fridge clean to stop mosquito breeding.
Before leaving the capital for the Eid-al-Azha festival for their ancestral homes, he advised that everyone should make arrangements for DSCC men so that they can spary pesticides to fight dengue.
“From 1st July to DSCC mobile court inspected 25,997 residences in the capital and destroyed mosquito larvae from 823 residences. We used scouts to inspect 11,0765 residences and the team destroyed larvaes in additional 62,237 residences,” he informed.
DSCC mobile courts also find 95 building owners after finding mosquito larvae inside their buildings, he said.