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Anti-Mosquito Drive

Dengue to be dealt with successfully

Hopes Taposh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue to be dealt with successfully
Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh talks to reporters during an anti-mosquito drive in the city’s Khilgaon PWD Colony area on Wednesday. — SUN photo

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said he is hopeful that the ongoing anti-mosquito drive will help curb the spread of dengue fever.

“I hope we’ll rise to the occasion by destroying the breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes. It’s very difficult, but our effort is on to achieve success,” he said.

He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters during his visit to Khilgaon PWD Colony on the eighth day of the anti-mosquito drive on Wednesday.

Taposh urged the city residents to be aware about the dengue and act in a more responsible manner.

He deplored the fact that city dwellers are still playing an irresponsible role which is undesirable.

“We are taking stern action and imposing fines on building owners.”

He sought cooperation from everyone in order to beat the scourge of dengue fever.

About the establishments owned by different departments of the government, he said, “We have already issued letters to the authorities concerned many times, but we have found mosquito larvae in the buildings during my visit.”

The Mayor said that the mosquito control team of DSCC is visiting every house if they receive any information that breeding grounds for mosquitoes are available there.

On the day, a total of 12 mobile courts of DSCC conducted drives, sued 23 establishment owners and fined them Tk 2.28 lakh.