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Husband seeks Tk50 lakh from DSCC over wife's dengue fever

  • Published at 02:19 pm July 11th, 2019
File photo of a city corporation employee with a fogger spraying insecticide on the side of a city street Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

A Supreme Court lawyer served the notice saying DSCC has completely failed to eradicate mosquitoes

A Supreme Court lawyer has served a legal notice to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), seeking Tk50 lakh in compensation as his wife is suffering from dengue fever –a mosquito-borne disease.

Advocate Tanzim Al Islam sent the legal notice to the mayor and chief executive officer (CEO) of the DSCC on Thursday. 

The notice said Tanzim's wife Sadiqun Nahar was diagnosed with dengue and admitted to a hospital on June 29. 

She has partially recovered after going through treatment for five days, but still not out of danger, as the platelet count in her blood had dropped to 11,000 per cubic millimeter (cmm). 

A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microlitre of blood.

"Since the Dhaka South City Corporation has completely failed to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes, they must take full responsibility," the notice said.

In addition to paying the compensation, the DSCC must conduct an anti-mosquito drive at Khilgaon's ward no 1 within three days, it added. 

The notice also warned of further legal action if the DSCC fails to comply with the demands.