Dengue situation to come under control soon: Tajul

DHAKA, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md. Tajul Islam today hoped that the dengue situation will under complete control soon as collective measures have been taken to eliminate 'Aedes' mosquito.

Necessary directives have already been given to the concerned authority to stop dengue outbreak Soon, the country will be freed from Aedes mosquitoes and dengue, he said, addressing as chief guest the inaugural function of 'Countrywide Mosquito Killing and Cleanliness Week' that started today.

Tajul also declared stern actions against all sorts of negligence and irregularities in the mosquito elimination programmes.

To mark the week, a colorful rally was bought out from the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban area at 10am in the morning.

Helal Uddin Ahmed, secretary of the Ministry for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, presided over the inaugural function of the mosquito killing week. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Md Jahangir Alam, renowned sports personality Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, film actor Ilias Kanchan, actress Moushumi and columnist Abul Maksud were also present, among others, at the rally.

As a part of the countrywide mosquito killing and cleanliness week, wastes and water hyacinths will be cleared from the drains, canals, ponds and lakes under the supervision of the city corporation, municipality, district and upazila administrations and union parishads.

Larvicide and adulticides will be applied to the breeding places of mosquitoes in separate wards and colonies.

Also, the citizens and government and nongovernment officials will be requested to keep their residential and office areas clean.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)