Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNB) – The Dhaka North City Corporation will take legal action in the face of any non-cooperation during its campaign to wipe out mosquitoes of the Aedes genus that acts as the vector for dengue virus.
“Legal actions will be taken in line with the laws, if non-cooperation is received from the owner, caretaker or security guard of any house and organisation during the ongoing combing drive to wipe out Aedes mosquitoes in the 36 Wards of DNCC,” said DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam.
The Mayor made the remark while inaugurating ‘Awareness programme to prevent dengue’ arranged by Sampriti Bangladesh at the DNCC market in Gulshan-2.
Atiqul Islam said the drive is being hampered as DNCC workers are not being allowed to enter many houses, or their time is being wasted on different excuses.
“All houses, establishments, open space and abandoned buildings in DNCC areas will come under the 10-day combing operation,” he said.
He said the DNCC will have to continue its activities to destroy Aedes mosquitoes round the year.
The DNCC mayor said they will soon disclose an integrated vector management (IVM) plan to destroy mosquitoes, particularly the Aedes variety.
Ward Councillor Afsaruddin Khan and President of Sampriti Bangladesh Pijush Bandyopadhyay were present at the inaugural function.