Dhaka North City Corporation goes to launch a crash programme by the end of this week against mosquito menace that has become an unending source of suffering for last few decades in the capital city.
City dwellers said that after a few short spells of rail last week, mosquito menace became severe as the city authorities dismally failed to ensure minimum cleanliness.
People complained that mosquito control measures, namely coil, aerosol spray, electric bat or fogging machines, had become inadequate in combatting rising mosquito menace and population.
National Health Crisis Management Centre control room officials said that at least 45 people had suffered from dengue since January in the city.
Ahead of the crash programme, DNCC organised a motivational event for its mosquito control employees at Mohakhali on Friday.
Speaking as the chief guest, Dhaka North City mayor Atiqul Islam said that he would not tolerate any irregularity and corruption in that sector.
Mayor also asked the city officials to form a probe body to investigate irregularities against some of the city corporation employees.
The mayor promised the employees to ensure their facilities including housing and health insurance immediately.
He reiterated that he would not tolerate corruption and would certainly take action against the corrupt persons.
DNCC chief health officer Zakir Hassan said that the two-week-long crash programme would be conducted at a time only at their old five zones.
DNCC took the initiatives a week after the High Court Division in a ruling on Tuesday directed the government and the Civil Aviation Authority to explain why their inaction and apathy to protect the passengers and visitors from mosquito menace at the capital’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport would not be declared illegal.
The respondents include civil aviation and tourism ministry’s secretary, Bangladesh civil aviation authority’s chairman, the mayor of Dhaka North City and Dhaka North City Corporation’s councillor for HSIA were asked to reply to the ruling.
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