DNCC takes all-out plans to fight dengue

19 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Chief Health Officer Brig Gen Md Mominur Rahman Mamun on Tuesday said analyzing all data regarding previous dengue outbreak in the country, massive programmes have been taken to stop spread of the disease this year, reports BSS.

“To celebrate the birth centenary of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman this year, elaborate programmes have been taken to prevent dengue outbreak across the country,” he told an advocacy meeting for raising awareness among the people of controlling Culex and Aedes mosquitoes.

DNCC in the association with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under health directorate jointly organised the meeting in city’s KC Hospital, according to a press release.

At the beginning of the meeting, it is said that in last July, August and September months, the dengue outbreak was at maximum level in the country and probably this outbreak may increase in the same period of time this year.

Projecting various initiatives taken by DNCC to stop dengue, Deputy Chief Health Officer of DNCC Lt Col Md Ghulam Mostafa Sarwar said in the meeting that the authorities concerned have already conducted awareness campaigns to this end like previous year as it is the only alternative to prevent dengue outbreak.