Dhaka North City launch dengue awareness campaign

Dhaka, Jul 19 (UNB)- Home Minister Asaduzzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the government will do everything necessary to control Aedes mosquitoes which is responsible for spread of dengue .

“Currently dengue is the most severe mosquito-borne disease. The government will do everything necessary to eliminate dengue-virus carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Also, public awareness must be raised about this matter,” he said.

He said this while addressing an awareness raising rally against mosquito menace arranged by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in city’s Manik Mia Avenue.

The Home Minister said everybody should be aware from their respective position to put an end to mosquito menace. “Aedes mosquito will not survive if we keep our surroundings clean.”

“This type of mosquito can breed easily in clogged but clear water. So we have to keep our surroundings clean. Only then we’ll get rid of dengue as well as the mosquito menace,” he added.

Councilors of different wards under DNCC and city dwellers joined the rally with colourful balloons, banners and placards.

In an announcement, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam confirmed that the DNCC authorities have cancelled leave of all staff working for mosquito killing and waste management to prevent the spread of diseases like Dengue and Chikunguniya in the city.