PM asks to intensify cleanliness programme: Quader

DHAKA, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned

to intensify cleanliness programme to prevent the outbreak of mosquitoborne

dengue fever.

She (Sheikh Hasina), just after return home from abroad, asked the

authorities concerned to intensify cleanliness programme further to prevent

the outbreak of dengue . . . Now, checking the lifethreatening dengue is now

our only task, he said while addressing a programme at Dhanmondi32 in the

capital.

AL Relief and Social Welfare SubCommittee organised the programme,

marking the 89th birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa.

Quader, also the Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, urged people to

cooperate with the government instead of criticising it unnecessarily to

tackle the dengue prevalence.

He said his party is doing all necessary works to check out dengue while

city corporations and other offices concerned are working in a coordinated

manner to eliminate dengue.

So I'm urging all to keep clean your own houses and workplaces, he added.

Regarding BNP's claim of the government's failure in controlling dengue,

Quader said, BNP itself has failed to play its due role as a responsible

opposition party.

He suggested BNP to identify its own failure first before talking about

the government's failure.

The minister also urged all not to do politics and to cooperate the

government in this issue.

AL Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap and subcommittee member

secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, among others, addressed the meeting with the

committee president AFM Fakhrul Islam Munsi in the chair.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)