Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam has said that those who will restrict public movement by keeping construction material on the streets will face consequences.
The DNCC mayor said this while attending an awareness-raising campaign against dengue in Mirpur’s Paikpara area today.
“While searching for Aedes larvae, I found that building owners have kept construction material including rods, cement and sand out in the open, which were blocking the drains and causing water to accumulate on the streets. This practice must stop. Whether it’s a government, semi-government or private establishment, we’ll take tough actions against those who’ll cause public suffering,” said the mayor.
Meanwhile, a DNCC team led by Executive Magistrate Parsia Sultana Priyanka confiscated huge amount of construction material from the streets and sold them in an open auction at a price of Tk 18.45 lakh.
Atiqul added that people have to be more aware to prevent dengue from spreading.
“People’s awareness is a must for tackling such a deadly disease as dengue. This year, we’ve taken steps against dengue long before the start of monsoon and as a result, the virus has been contained to a great extent. We need peoples’ support for gaining complete control over dengue,” added Atiqul.
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During the campaign, Mayor Atiqul also informed that free dengue check-up has been made available in a total of 44 city health centers. He also requested everyone to go to hospital and receive treatment immediately if affected with the virus.