The need for awareness to prevent dengue underscored
The dengue situation has taken a serious turn in the country for lack of preparations to tackle it, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said.
“If we prepare in advance, the dengue situation would not turn so serious,” he said, while speaking at a views-exchange meeting on mosquito eradication and cleanliness at Moulvibazar municipality auditorium on Sunday.
Citing the case of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, who could not finish his budget speech in parliament on June 13 after being infected with dengue, Shahab Uddin said: “A dangerous situation was created following the bite of a little mosquito. There would have been no such situation if we had prepared beforehand.”
He also underscored the need for awareness to prevent dengue, saying the situation is coming under control across the country.
The minister also said steps will have to be taken at the union level to prevent dengue from spreading.
Members of Parliament Nesar Ahmed and Syed Johra Alauddin, Deputy Commissioner Nazia Shirin, Zila Parishad Chairman Azizur Rahman, Superintendent of Police Faruk Ahmed, Civil Surgeon Dr M Shahjahan Kabir Chowdhury, among others, spoke at the event with Moulvibazar municipality Mayor M Fazlur Rahman in the chair.