The premier also asked them to carry out the directives of the government for the welfare of the people in their localities
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the newly elected mayors and councillors of Dhaka North and South City corporations to take effective measures in advance to control dengue virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes ahead of the rainy season.
“Dengue is now appeared as a problem. You (newly elected mayors and councillors) would have to take measures against the mosquito (Aedes) from now,” she said while addressing the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected mayors and councillors of the two city corporations on Thursday.
She also asked them to ensure proper utilisation of the anti-mosquito insecticides in controlling the Aedes, saying: “You would have to make your best possible efforts in checking dengue keeping in mind that mosquitoes cannot eat up your votes.”
The premier also asked them to carry out the directives of the government for the welfare of the people in their localities.
She also asked them to take necessary measures to check coronavirus in line with the government initiatives to check coronavirus.
In this context, she said her government has already dedicated a hospital and given training to the physicians and nurses as part of the precautionary measures.
Earlier, the prime minister administered the oath of office to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam at Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Dhaka.