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More awareness required to control dengue: Taposh

Published : 22 Sep 2021 09:38 PM | Updated : 23 Sep 2021 12:19 AM

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has claimed that DSCC has been able to bring dengue under control. 

“However, people need to become more aware,” he said. He made the statement at the inauguration of waste management center in the New Market area of the capital on Wednesday. He said that according to the statistics of the last five days, they have collected the addresses of the dengue patients. Insecticides have been sprayed in the area around the dengue patient’s buildings. 

The Mayor further said that the number of dengue cases in the DSCC area has come down to less than 40 in the last few days. The number of dengue patients in DSCC area has been less than 18 percent in the last five days and less than 30 percent overall in September. Dengue is now on the decline.

“We consider 2019 as our worst time. We have prepared the work plan keeping in mind the year 2019 and we are working according to it. As a result, with the relentless effort of 1,050 mosquito workers and councilors, regional executive officers, mosquito branch officers, we have brought down the number of dengue patients under 10 percent,” he said.

Senior officials of Dhaka South City Corporation including local councilors were present at the inauguration ceremony of the waste management center.