Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Monday fined 70 establishments Tk 1.27 lakh after a drive found Aedes mosquito larvae at 70 houses and establishments on the seventh day of its combing operation to prevent dengue outbreak.
After visiting 13,509 establishments, the DNCC teams found favourable environment for Aedes mosquito breeding ground at 8,174 more places.
The mobile courts led by DNCC filed 20 cases, said a press release.
The drive was operated in Uttara, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Kawran Bazar, Harirampur, Dakshinkhan, Uttarkhan, Vatara and Satarkul areas.
During the 10-day drive that started on August 8, the DNCC teams visited 91,871 houses, establishments and under-construction buildings and found Aedes larvae at 493 places.
It has also realised Tk 6.75 lakh in fines in these days.
Aedes larvae were found in abandoned tyres, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water houses, earthenware pots, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.
Last year, the country had a massive dengue outbreak when 101,354 people were hospitalised and 179 were killed.