Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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DSCC special anti-mosquito drive begins tomorrow

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Sunday said a three-day special anti-mosquito drive will start in its seven wards tomorrow as the Directorate General of Health Services has identified the areas as Aedes-prone ones.

“In the beginning of monsoon, the population of Aedes mosquito goes up and causes the infection of dengue in the city. Meanwhile, DGHS conducted a pre-monsoon survey on mosquito population and indentified seven wards as Aedes-prone ones. We will intensity our drive and as part of it we will conduct special drive from May 10-12,” he said while addressing a meeting at DSCC Nagar Bhaban.

He said in the survey of DGHS, DSCC wards no 38, 40 and 45 have been at high risk while wards no 13, 15, 21 and 23 have been at marked mediocre risk.

He also said DSCC workers will conduct campaign to raise awareness among people to ensure their participation with them in the fight against dengue.