Power Division has asked its all subordinate bodies – in power transmission and distribution segments – to open control rooms in their respective offices as Cyclone Sitrang approaches. In an office order issued on Monday, all the organisations in power transmission and distribution were directed to open control rooms to take measures and asses any damage by Cyclone Sitrang, and inform the Power Division. Read: Cyclone Sitrang: Nothing much to worry, says State Minister Enamur
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has opened up a control room to keep the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, the carriers of the deadly Dengue virus, in check through monitoring various activities, including special drives at households of Dengue patients and mobile court operation in Dengue-infested areas. DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh inaugurated the control room on Sunday at about 10:00am. After inaugurating the control room, Taposh instructed the ward councilors and regional executive officers of DSCC to carry out larvicide and adulticide campaigns in areas where according to DGHS data the dengue patients live. “We’ll coordinate with DGHS and mark all the houses where dengue patients live. Then we’ll destroy each and every source of Aedes mosquito from these places. We’ll conduct a larvicide campaign in the morning and an adulticide campaign in the evening to clear these areas of Aedes mosquitos,” Taposh said. Read: DSCC preparing integrated master plan to turn Dhaka into smart city, Tajul tells JS Taposh added that the campaign will go on for at least two months. “Our ward councilors have already started the ground work. We’ve identified 13 dengue patients in 13 wards since the morning. The whole project will be monitored from the control room,” added Taposh. DSCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Farid Ahmed, Secretary Md Aktaruzzaman, Chief Engineer Saleh Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer (Acting) Dr Fazle Shamsul Kabir, among others, were present at the event.
The Local Government Division under the Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Ministry opened a control room at the secretariat to deal with various issues related to cyclone Amphan.
The Fisheries and Livestock Ministry on Tuesday launched a control room to deal with the destruction likely to be caused by the super cyclone Amphan.