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Anti-mosquito drive: Gulshan landlord fined Tk1 lakh

  • Published at 06:46 pm August 14th, 2019
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The roof of the building whose owner was fined Tk1 lakh by a mobile court of Dhaka North City Corporation during the Anti-mosquito drive at Gulshan on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Collected

The mobile court also sentenced the security guard of the house to 7-day imprisonment

A mobile court of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has fined Tk1 lakh to an owner of a residence in Dhaka's Gulshan area after finding larva of Aedes mosquito on the roof of the building.

Executive Magistrate Sazid Anwar slapped the fine on the house owner and also sentenced the security guard, Awlad Hossain, to 7-day imprisonment, on Wednesday noon.

DNCC conducted the anti-mosquito drive in Gulshan area in a bid to curb the outburst of dengue infection in Dhaka.

During the drive, DNCC officials found abundance of Aedes mosquito larva and congenial environment for the mosquito's breeding on the roof of the building in Gulshan 2 area.

The mobile court slapped the fine according to Local Government (City Corporation) Act, 2009. 

DNCC mobile court will continue to conduct anti-mosquito drives in city.      

The Aedes mosquitoes, carrier of dengue virus, have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Mosquitoes can live and reproduce inside and outside the home. The entire life cycle, from an egg to an adult, takes approximately 8-10 days.

More dengue patients being admitted to hospitals daily

A total of 1,200 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Tuesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

Moreover, a total of 40 people have died due to dengue across Bangladesh. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 85.

The total number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals across Bangladesh is 7,547, according to the DGHS data. 

As many as 44,471 people have been affected by dengue so far in 2019 since January 1.