DNCC operates anti-mosquito drive at 29 hospitals

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DHAKA, July 21, 2020 (BSS) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
today sprayed its anti-mosquito fogger at 29 hospitals to minimize the
health risks to medical professionals and patients.

The drive was operated at Uttara, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Karwan Bazar,
Adabor, Lalmatia and Rampura areas of the city. The operation started
at 4.30pm and continued till 6 pm, said a press release of the DNCC.

Larvicide (pesticide for mosquito larvae) and adulticide (pesticide
for adult mosquitoes) will regularly be sprayed at the hospitals and
adjoining areas, it added.

The hospital authorities were requested to keep the hospital
premises, toilets and drainage system clean and maintain sufficient
awareness in this regard.

Bangladesh had a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354
people were hospitalised. According to official figures, the
mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people last year.