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Nasim rules out possibility of spreading Chikungunya, dengue

DHAKA, March 08, 2018 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today ruled out the possibility of spreading Chikungunya and dengue as the government has taken adequate preventive measures for combating the two mosquito-borne disease.

"In the backdrop against detection of huge number of Chikungunya cases last year, we have taken all-out measures to prevent Chikungunya and dengue diseases this year," he told a meeting on "Chikungunya and dengue diseases" in the conference room of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry here.

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque, Secretary of Health Service Division Sirajul haque Khan and Director General of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Abul Kalam Azad, among others, addressed the meeting.

Nasim urged all concerned to create mass awareness by taking different preventive measures to stop outbreak of Chikungunya and dengue diseases.

"Both Chikungunya and Dengue diseases can be prevented, if people keep their houses clean and destroy all potential mosquito breeding sources," he added.