Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam has requested assistance from city dwellers to get rid of the scourge of dengue fever.
Both government and city residents have a responsibility to deal with dengue, he said.
The DNCC mayor said they would increase the amount of fines which is imposed on building owners for having larvae at their houses.
“We are taking legal action against both government and private establishments for having breeding grounds. We will raise the fine gradually,” he said.
Atiqul asked the city residents to receive free dengue testing services from 46 booths of DNCC.
On the other hand, the DNCC said that they inspected 11,335 establishments and found mosquito larvae in 100 establishments while congenial environment for breeding grounds was found at 8,183 establishments.
A total of 10 mobile courts of DNCC sued 30 buildings owners and imposed a Tk 5.47 lakh fine on them.
The authorities of DSCC and DNCC said that they conducted 22 mobile courts under their respective areas.