A well coordinated operation should be launched to thwart the Dengue outbreak
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given necessary directives to the authorities concerned to enable better protection for people from the dengue outbreak.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now on an official visit to the United Kingdom.
“The Prime Minister’s Office also remains active in this regard. A monitoring cell has been formed. Two city corporations have also been given directives,” he told this at a press conference at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office on Friday.
Quader, who is also Awami League General Secretary, said there is no room for complacency saying that the people are worried about the dengue outbreak. He called upon the people to create a social awareness campaign against the menace.
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“Aedes mosquitoes are very dangerous. There is no way to take it easily as an infection from the bite of an Aedes mosquito can cause death,” he warned.
The minister said a well coordinated operation should be launched by the ministries, divisions and city corporations to prevent the outbreak of dengue.
Quader said not only in Bangladesh, dengue is also spreading in many other countries including China, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
“We have to save our people with our own efforts,” he added.
About the mob beating incidents in suspicion of child abduction, Quader said: “We called upon all so that none can take the law in his own hands. We have engaged our party to create awareness among people through holding meetings and rallies.”
Awami League Organizing Secretary AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur, International Affairs Secretary Dr. Shammi Ahmed and Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, among others, were present at the event.