Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the people to keep their houses and surrounding areas clean to prevent dengue.
She made the call at the Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said this while briefing reporters after the meeting at the Bangladesh Secretariat.
“The prime minister requested all to pay special attention so that water can’t remain stagnant there (to check the breeding of aedes mosquito),” he said.
Amid outbreak of dengue, the city corporations and others concerned especially the civil aviation were also directed to intensify anti- mosquito spray through fogging machines every day, said the cabinet secretary.
addition, the city corporations and health ministry were asked to conduct awareness campaign about dengue and aedes mosquito breeding grounds in a coordinated manner, he added.
This year some 36,000 dengue patients were recorded and 136 died of the viral disease in the country as of Sunday, said Islam.
Of them, the highest 23,000 dengue patients were recorded in Dhaka, while 4,000 in Chattogram, 1,600 in Khulna and 53 in Sylhet, he said.
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But the dengue patients hit the record in 2019 when more than one lakh were infected with dengue diseases, said the Cabinet Secretary.