Dengue situation under control: DSCC mayor

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:25, Aug 20, 2019 | Updated : 15:33, Aug 20, 2019

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Khokon has said: “To control Dengue, operations were carried out in 58,747 homes and currently, the situation is stable.”
The mayor made the comments on Tuesday (Aug 20), while monitoring the cleaning operation of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
“Hopefully, the new repellent will work; we have been carrying out drives at homes since July and destroyed almost 1,200 Aedes mosquito breeding grounds; many buildings were fined when Aedes larvae were detected on their premises. This drive will continue until the entire situation is under control.”
At the order of the PM, we are trying our best and are also helped by a team from Scouts who carried out cleaning work in 1,00,000 homes, observed Khokon.
A combination of our effort and awareness among people has brought the situation under control, said the mayor adding: “If we are given police then evicting illegal structures near hospitals will be easy.”
Director of DMCH Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin says: “The number of dengue patients has fallen and in the last 24 hours, 129 were admitted with a total of 535 dengue patients being treated at present; in addition, recovered patients are going home every day.”