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Dhaka South City launches house-to-house drive to face dengue
Sayeed Khokan with devotees of a mosque on Friday.

Dhaka South City launches house-to-house drive to face dengue

Dhaka, July 21 – The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) launched a house to house campaign to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquito responsible for dengue.“A special 15-day programme has been launched from today (Sunday),” DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon said this while inaugurating the programme to build a dengue-free city.
He informed that representatives of the 57 Dhaka South wards will go from house to house and destroy mosquito larvae.
“Our inspection team from the 57 wards, accompanied by a health department team, will visit different homes. the mayor said.
DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the drive in front of the Padma General Hospital at Kathalbagan Dhal.
Khokon said, “A team will clean 30 homes and commercial buildings each day, in other words, 1710 houses will be cleaned every day. Thus, a total of 25,000 houses will be cleaned to destroy Aedes mosquito in 15 days.”
Khokon said 68 mobile medical teams are working on the ground. They will train the citizens on how to stamp out the mosquito.
“We’ve so far provided first aid to 21,057 patients – many of them were suffering from fever,” he said.
Saying that Aedes mosquitoes usually breed in the dirty waters on the streets, ditches or houses, Khokon urged everyone to be aware and keep their houses clean.
“We want our city to be free from dengue,” he said. “Everyone needs to work together for this.” – Staff Reporter

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