In a bid to contain the dengue outbreak Dhaka South City Corporation on Tuesday filed six cases and collected a fine of Tk 1.05 lakh from owners of buildings where Aedes mosquito larvae was found.
As many as four mobile courts conducted the drive in Kalabagan, Demra, and Dhakeshwari area of South Dhaka.
During the drive the mobile courts inspected153 buildings and found Aedes larvae in six of them.
Executive Magistrate Tanjira Kabir Tropa, who led the drive at Kalabagan said, "Today we conducted a raid in the Crescent Road area of Kalabagan. During the raid, stagnant water was seen in several places on the ground floor of a house behind the Green Life Hospital.”
“We have fined its owner Tk 70,000,” she said.
Also on Tuesday a record 343 patients were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease , said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the new patients, 286 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 57 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.
Some 1,281 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning, according to DGHS.
Of them, 1,133 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 148 were listed outside Dhaka.
This year’s total death toll from dengue remained static at 52.