DNCC fines 87 house owners over Tk 2 lakh
DHAKA, July 13, 2020 (BSS) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) today found Aedes mosquito larvae at 87 houses and establishments and fined over Taka two lakh to the house owners on the 9th day of the second-phase of its combined operation to eliminate mosquitoes.
During the drive, the city corporation teams today visited 13,031 houses, under construction buildings and establishments, according to a DNCC official.
Stagnant water and breeding ground of the mosquito were found at 7,671 establishments including houses and under-construction buildings.
DNCC started the second phase of the 10-day combing operation today under DNCC areas to destroy all breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes, carriers of both dengue and chikungunya.
The operation starts from 10 am and continues till 1 pm every day except Friday. The wards were divided into ten sectors and each sector have 10 sub-sectors to make the operation successful, said a press release of the DNCC.
The DNCC teams will conduct the drives across all the 10 sub-sectors of a ward every day and they will cover all 54 wards under the DNCC, said a press release.
A team comprising four garbage management workers and one spray-man will take part in the operation in each sub-sector, while 40 garbage management workers and 10 spray-men will take part in each sector in the drive every day.
The teams will visit different establishments, houses and under construction buildings and check for breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes in the area.
They will collect pictures and addresses of the houses and other establishments and mobile numbers of its owners if they find Aedes larvae or breeding sources of Aedes mosquitoes there.
All data collected will be stored to prepare a database in monitoring the breeding sources properly
afterwards, reads the release.
Nine entomologists of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), three entomologists of the DNCC and officials of health and garbage management of the DNCC remains present during the drive.
The larvae of Aedes mosquito were found in abandoned tires, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters,
garages, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.