Although there is a rise of dengue infected patient in the metropolis, Dhaka South mayor believes that the situation is under control. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon observed that there is nothing to get panicky though there has been some increases in the number of dengue-affected patients this year comparing to past two/three years.
The mayor also instructed everyone not to allow water to be stored at a specific location for more than five days, as doing so may increase the risk of Aedes mosquito breeding. He requested the people to raise awareness by removing abandoned tyres, flower tubs, stored air conditioner water from their homes. DSCC has initiated a special crash program at its 57 wards.
The mayor believes if Dhaka North also takes up similar initiatives at the same time, it would be fruitful. “Mosquitoes fly one place to another. We need a combined effort to make Dhaka dengue-free.” The mayor sprayed pesticide at the under-construction building of Bangladesh Navy.
Flanked by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society members, he also distributed leaflets among students and local shopkeepers. DSCC chief health official Brig Gen Sheikh Salah Uddin, councilor Kamruzzaman Kajal and Hasibur Rahman Manik were present among others.