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'10-day combing operation' to prevent Aedes breeding

FE Online Report | Published: August 25, 2019 20:07:33 | Updated: August 26, 2019 15:15:25


Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) launched a '10-day combing operation' on Sunday to prevent breeding of Aedes mosquitoes responsible for dengue fever.

Earlier, educationalist Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed with the presence of Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Md Atiqul Islam inaugurated the campaign titled 'Ward-wise Aedes mosquito breeding source destruction and cleanliness campaign' on Tuesday.

The campaign began at a time at all 36 wards of the city corporation,  according to a statement.

The combing operation started experimentally in three blocks of ward 19 of the DNCC on Thursday.

Under the campaign, the DNCC teams divided every ward in 10 blocks and 10 sub-blocks with the help of the locals to help facilitate the campaign.

In the first day of the campaign, the DNCC teams visited 9,736 houses and institutions in 36 wards of the DNCC. Of them, they also found Aedes larvae in 258 houses.

The teams also destroyed the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes in 3,123 houses and institutions.

Following the campaign's inauguration, a team of DNCC led by Executive Magistrate Sazid Anwar conducted mobile court in Gulshan area.

The team fined a construction company Tk 0.2 million after it detected Aedes mosquito larvae in its establishments.


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