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DNCC launches combing operation to tackle dengue

  • Published at 03:00 pm August 20th, 2019
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File photo: DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam and Bishwa Sahitya Kendra chairman Abdullah Abu Sayeed during a special program on cleanliness and destroy aedes breeding ground in Gulshan Fazle Rabbi Park in Dhaka on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Mayor Atiqul said home owners will be fined if Aedes larvae are found

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam has said home owners will be fined if Aedes larvae are found under his city corporation after 20 days.

He made the announcement while launching a combing operation to destroy breeding grounds of Aedes mosquito and a cleanliness drive at Dr Fazle Rabbi Park in Dhaka’s Gulshan area on Tuesday morning.

The DNCC mayor said inspection teams will visit houses in each area during the combing operation and if they find Aedes larvae in any of those, they will hang a notice which reads ‘Aedes larvae were found at this house’ there.

Describing it as the initial warning, he said they will warn the house owners again if larvae are found there after 10 days. 

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He said: “And finally, they will be fined if the situation is found to the same during the next visit after another 10 days.”

The combing operation will be conducted in 36 wards first, Atiqul said, adding that the newly added 18 wards will be brought under it later.

Inaugurating the operation, Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed urged the city dwellers to remain aware to prevent dengue. 

“Everybody should keep their residence clean,” he said.