Number of dengue patients falling: Taposh

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday said the number of dengue patients is declining in the capital, as they have stepped up efforts to control Aedes mosquitoes.

“Earlier, only two executive magistrates would conduct mobile courts, but now we have assigned our zonal executive officers to do the task. Now, nine mobile courts are being conducted and we are getting the results,” he said.

He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the inaugural ceremony of a secondary transfer station for waste management in Tantibazar area in old part of Dhaka.

He expressed the hope that the ongoing drive will help city dwellers to be aware about dengue.

“We have brought changes in our mosquito control action plan in April before the start of the dengue season. Despite this, the number of patients is higher this year in comparison to the last year due to heavy rainfall,” he said.

But the situation is far better than that of in 2018 and 2019, he said, adding that DSCC is all set to fight dengue.

The DSCC mayor also urged city dwellers to arrange and perform the prayer of Eid-Ul-Azha maintaining health guidelines.