The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will try its best to eradicate mosquitoes as dengue could be more serious this time compared to last year, said its mayor on Wednesday.
"Dengue can be more serious this time compared to last year. We will do what needs to be done taking along my councilors and everyone in the city corporation. We will conduct campaign from ward to ward, " DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said responding to a question while participating in an Anti-Aedes and Anti-Dengue Citizen Awareness street rally in the city's Uttara.
Addressing the rally, the mayor announced a 10-day mosquito eradication drive under the DNCC area.
He warned that to legal action will be taken If Aedes larvae are found in any place.
The mayor said action would be taken against anyone responsible in mosquito breeding, adding that if Aedes larvae are found in any establishment of government, private or semi-government, action will be taken against them. They will be fined, he added.
The DNCC has already launched a campaign in the vulnerable wards to eradicate Aedes mosquito, a carrier of dengue. The 10-day mosquito (dengue and Aedes) eradication drives would run from May 17 to 26, the mayor said.
He Instructed the Mosquito Department to cancel all holidays during the 10-day mosquito eradicate programme.
The mayor along with the councilors of the area, DNCC officials and local people marched through several streets to aware people about the heath hazard. people aware about dengue
He visited two under-construction buildings and alerted their owners about nosquito menance To create awareness among the students, the mayor went to the classrooms of International Hope School Bangladesh and talked to its teachers and students.