The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 7,700 establishments on the eight day of its combing drive to protect the city dwellers from dengue.
The DNCC team also fined owners of establishments Tk two lakh for having presence of Aedes larvae.During the anti-mosquito drive, the DNCC visited at 13, 081 houses, establishments and under construction buildings at Uttara, Harirampur, Dakkhinkhan, Uttarkhan, Vatara, Satarkul, Mirpur, Mirpur- 10, Mohakhali and Karwanbazar zones of the city corporation.
Aedes larvae and mosquito breeding grounds were found in abandoned tyres, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water –tanks, earthenware pots, broken mugs, floors, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.
On July 4, the DNCC started a 10-day long combing drive in its all 54 wards to destroy mosquito breeding grounds and Aedes larvae to protect the city dwellers from different types of mosquito-borne diseases including dengue.
During the combing drive, DNCC inspected a total of 106,012 houses and establishments. Of these, owners of establishments were also fined Tk 18.15 lakh.