Outgoing Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Khokon has urged the city dwellers to keep their houses and surroundings clean to prevent dengue fever.
He came up with the call while inaugurating a week-long crash programme against mosquitoes at Kalabagan on Tuesday to tackle the dengue menace.
Mentioning that the government has taken the highest measures to fight the menace, the DSCC mayor said the crash programme is part of that.
He said conservancy and mosquito-control workers will make door-to-door visits in mosquito-prone areas as declared by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the next one week to destroy Aedes larvae and train people on how to eliminate those.
Legal action will be taken against the owners through magistrates if they fail to keep their houses and adjacent areas free from Aedes larvae, he said.
Khokon also urged the authorities concerned to conduct a survey in the mosquito-prone areas again after the end of the crash programme to help take necessary steps.
The DGHS earlier declared six wards -- 5, 6, 11, 17, 37 and 42 -– of DSCC as mosquito-prone areas of the city.