HC orders to spray insecticide extensively to tackle Aedes menace

DHAKA, The High Court (HC) today ordered

authorities concerned to spray insecticide extensively and conduct raids

across the country to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes and tackle deadly dengue

disease this way.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and

Justice Md Shohrowardi came up with the order, setting October 16 for further

hearing in this regard.

Referring similar cases from other countries, the court said if

necessary, authorities can declare holiday for one or two days and can

conduct simultaneous raids to destroy Aedes breeding grounds jointly.

Barrister Toufik Inam Tipu was present on behalf of Dhaka North City

Corporation (DNCC), while deputy attorney general Barrister Qazi Mainul Hasan

appeared for the state.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)