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Rise in Dengue Cases

DSCC, DNCC begin anti-mosquito drive today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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DSCC, DNCC begin anti-mosquito drive today
Many children infected with dengue fever are undergoing treatment at Dhaka Shishu Hospital on Monday. The number of dengue patients has been increasing in the capital for the last several days. —MD NASIR UDDIN

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) start an anti-mosquito drive today in all wards simultaneously in the wake of an increase in the number of dengue patients in the capital.

During the drive, the authorities will destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes and raise awareness about the dengue among city dwellers.

DSCC spokesperson Abu Nasher said, “We will start the drive tomorrow (Tuesday) and it will go on until the destruction of breeding grounds for Aedes. Six executive magistrates and zonal executive officers will conduct the drive every day.

“Besides, DSCC will conduct an awareness campaign to involve city residents in the anti-mosquito drive.”

On the other hand, DNCC Deputy Chief Health Officer Md Golam Mostafa Sarwar said they would continue the drive until August 7 in all 54 wards.

“10 mobile courts will be conducted under 10 zones of the corporation. We will arrange a road show to increase public awareness of the fatal disease. DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam and LGRD Minister Tazul Islam will attend the event.”

On Monday, 123 dengue cases, the highest number this year, were recorded all over the country, of which 120 cases were from the capital city

Now, some 460 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals throughout the country.