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Anti-Mosquito Drive

Act responsibly to get rid of scourge

Atiq asks residents

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Act responsibly to get rid of scourge
DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam addresses a mass awareness campaign against dengue in front of the complex of East West Media Group Ltd in the city on Wednesday. Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan was present on the occasion.

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.

He was addressing a mass awareness programme against dengue on the eighth day of the anti-mosquito drive in Bhatara area in the capital on Wednesday. Kaler Kantho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan was present on the occasion.

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.

Mobile courts of two city corporations sued a total of 53 buildings owners and slapped a Tk 7.75 lakh fine for having Aedes larvae inside the establishments. 

The authorities of DSCC and DNCC said that they conducted 22 mobile courts under their respective areas.