Dhaka North City finds Aedes larvae at 99 establishemnts

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday found Aedes mosquito larvae at 99 houses and establishments on the second day of its combing operation launched to protect the city dwellers from dengue.

DNCC mobile courts realised fines amounting to Tk 2.97 lakh in the process and filed 13 cases after visiting 13,299 houses and establishments in this regard.

Besides, stagnant water — the breeding ground of Aedes mosquitoes — was found at 7,794 houses and establishments during the drive.

The DNCC will conduct drives in one sector of each ward daily which means 10 sub-sectors in a day. Each DNCC team will include four cleaners and a mosquito eradication worker, he said.

Forty cleaners and 10 mosquito eradication workers will work in each ward, said DNCC Mayor Atikul Islam on Saturday.

A database will be made during the drive with a list of those houses and business establishents where aedes larvae and breeding grounds will be found.

The first spell of the drive was conducted from June 6 to 15. In the first phase, the DNCC visited 34,135 houses or establishments and found aedes larvae at 1,601 of them

They also realised Tk 21,85,500 in fine during the drive.

source: UNB