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.
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.