18 Apr 2024, 21:16

DNCC to launch month-long programme for dengue prevention from April 22

DHAKA, April 18, 2024 (BSS) - Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam has announced to launch month-long awareness-raising programme from April 22.

Before the beginning of breeding season of aedes mosquito, the programme will be carried out in 54 wards, he said.

The mayor said this while addressing a coordination meeting on "conducting month-long campaign for prevention of dengue" with all ward councilors and officials concerned on virtual platform on Wednesday, said an official handout today.

 Atiqul Islam urged all ward councilors and officials and employees concerned to work together for implement the programme before the beginning of breeding season of aedes mosquito to prevent dengue.

He said abandoned polythene, packets of chip and ice-cream cups, waste green coconut shells, unused vehicle tyres, commodes and other abandoned objects, which are most preferred breeding habitats of aedes mosquitoes, will be purchased from people with cash money.
 Anyone can collect cash money by giving the aforementioned objects to concerned ward councilor's office, he said.

Ward councilors have been given directives to purchase waste at specific price, he added.   

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