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DNCC to find out anti-mosquito medicine’s efficacy

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 16,2019

 
 

The Dhaka North City Corporation on Monday formed a 10-member committee led by mayor Atiqul Islam to find out whether or not spraying anti-mosquito medicine was effective.

On the basis of its findings the committee would advise the DNCC about what medicines should be sprayed to stamp out mosquito, said a DNCC press release.

Huge criticism about spraying ineffective medicines led the city corporation to form the committee.

DNCC chief health officer Brigadier General Md Mominur Rahman Mamun was made the member secretary of the committee.

Death of at least three people caused by dengue in the capital prompted the criticism.

In the first 15 days of July, at least 2,466 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research.

And at least 4,549 dengue patients were hospitalized in the capital since January.

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