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DNCC to launch month-long program for dengue prevention from April 22

  • Program will be carried out in 54 wards
  • Ward councilors have been given directives to purchase waste

 

Update : 18 Apr 2024, 10:49 PM

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam has announced to launch month-long awareness-raising program from April 22.

Before the beginning of breeding season of Aedes mosquito, the program will be carried out in 54 wards, he said.

The mayor said this while addressing a coordination meeting on "conducting month-long campaign for prevention of dengue" with all ward councilors and officials concerned on virtual platform on Wednesday, said an official handout on Thursday. 

Atiqul Islam urged all ward councilors and officials and employees concerned to work together for implement the program before the beginning of breeding season of aedes mosquito to prevent dengue.

He said abandoned polythene, packets of chip and ice-cream cups, waste green coconut shells, unused vehicle tyres, commodes and other abandoned objects, which are the most preferred breeding habitats of Aedes mosquitoes, will be purchased from people with cash.
 
Anyone can collect cash money by giving the aforementioned objects to concerned ward councilor's office, he said.

Ward councilors have been given directives to purchase waste at specific price, he added.   

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