Presidium member of Awami League Mohammed Nasim Saturday requested the Health Minister, mayors of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes to control the dengue outbreak. “This is no time for seminars and meetings…I want to ask the mayors to destroy the dengue virus borne Aedes mosquitoes breeding grounds, as this year the number of patients is surprisingly high,” he said, reports BSS.
He was speaking as chief guest at a programme to introduce the Agrani Bank Officers’ Association at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). The president of the association, Nazmul Huda, presided over the programme, while Chairman of the bank Dr Zahid Bakht and Managing Director Mohammad Shams-ul Islam were present, among others.
Stressing the importance of a united effort, Nasim, also the spokesperson of the 14-party alliance said, “We have to identify and eliminate the breeding grounds of the mosquito and work towards that end.” Soon the country would be dengue free as the government was working relentlessly to eradicate it, he said. He also urged BNP leaders to stand beside dengue positive and flood affected people and not to politicise these issues.