City corporations intensify mosquito eradication drive

DHAKA : Two city corporations of Dhaka have intensified the mosquito prevention drive with launching special larviciding and fogging activities at different corners of the capital as it has become an important health concern to the city dwellers, reports BSS.
Against the backdrop of sudden outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases, including chikungunya, dengue Zika and yellow fever, the city corporation authorities also started mass awareness campaign involving local representatives and different socio-political organisations in respective city areas. “Special drive with the larviciding and fogging activities still continuing to eradicate mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne diseases specially chikungunya and dengue, “Chief Health Officer of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Brig. Gen. Dr Sheikh Salahuddin told BSS. “Besides, we started awareness campaign including telecasting advertisement on electronic and print media, holding rally, arranging view-exchanging meeting, and leaflet distribution at the grassroots highlighting the precautionary and different preventive measures about the chikungunya disease,” he added.
The DSCC chief health officer said the city corporation authority, dividing into five areas, started exchanging views with students, city dwellers and common people as part of raising awareness about chikungunya and also involving local leaders since Saturday last.

The DSCC has also opened an information room at Nagor Bhaban with DSCC Secretary Mohammad Shahabuddin as its coordinator. All gave been requested to contact phone no: 956307 for any sorts of information to this end, he mentioned.
Talking to BSS, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) chief health officer Brig. Gen. Dr SMM Saleh Ahmed Bhuiyan said, the raising awareness campaign about chikungunya and dengue has been intensified further.
Meanwhile, there is a widespread allegation that although the government sanctioned adequate budgetary allocation to prevent the mosquito menace in the capital, there is no major visible headway in this connection as the number of patients in different health centers and hospitals are increasing day by day.