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DNCC drive against mosquito breeding

Houses, establishments fined Tk 126,310

| Updated: July 07, 2020 21:33:13


Houses, establishments fined Tk 126,310

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) found Aedes larvae at 92 houses and establishments and fined Tk 126,310 on Tuesday, the fourth day of its combing operation.

The DNCC has been conducting its second phase of the combing operation since Saturday.

During the operation, mobile courts levied fines on the owners of different houses and establishments in 22 cases as they found Aedes larvae there.

A total of 13,580 houses, establishments and under-construction buildings in 54 wards were inspected and Aedes larvae were found in 92 of them.

In addition, a total of 8,047 structures had suitable environment for the breeding of Aedes mosquito.

Those areas were cleaned by DNCC cleaners. Workers also used mosquito repellents.

Owners of other homes also were warned.

Aedes larvae were found in abandoned tyre, bucket, flower tub, bottle, water meter, garage, water house, earthenware pot, broken mug, house floor, water tank, plastic container and roof drain.

The larvae were also spotted in yoghurt pot, abandoned commode, coconut shell, pot, basement and space between two houses.

Earlier in the first phase, DNCC launched a '10-day combing operation' from June 06 to June 15 to prevent the breeding of Aedes mosquito responsible for dengue fever.

The drive runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm every day.

Pesticides were sprayed on breeding grounds and the city-dwellers asked to be vigilant to Aedes.

Under the ongoing campaign, every ward has been divided into 10 sectors and each sector into 10 sub sectors to help facilitate the campaign.

In the last four days, DNCC found mosquito larvae at 367 houses and establishments and fined Tk 802,010 in the second-phase of its operation.

During the drive, the city corporation teams visited 53,186 houses, under construction buildings and establishments.

In addition, a total of 32,514 structures had suitable environment for the breeding of Aedes mosquito.

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