DNCC to accentuate mosquito management drive from Tuesday – Dhaka Tribune


The Dhaka North Metropolis Company is all set to launch a monthlong anti-mosquito drive in all its wards from Tuesday to stop the upward pattern of the vector-borne illness.

Town company will work around-the-clock all through November to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes, the provider of the dengue virus, and Culex mosquitoes.

Councillors, regional government officers, and well being directorate officers can be on the sector in every ward in the course of the drive.

Town company determined to launch the particular drive amid complaints from completely different quarters that measures taken by the town companies and different authorities to destroy larvae of Aedes mosquito are usually not proving to be efficient.

From January to October 30, a complete of 37,151 sufferers had been admitted to completely different hospitals, together with 25,471 of them in Dhaka metropolis.

Two recent deaths from dengue within the 24 hours until Sunday morning raised this yr’s official fatalities from the mosquito-borne illness in Bangladesh to 136. That is the second-highest deaths on document after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019.

Over the last 24 hours, 1,020 extra sufferers had been hospitalized with the viral fever, in keeping with the Directorate Normal of Well being Providers (DGHS).

In the meantime, the fifth inter-ministerial assembly on the prevention of mosquito-borne illnesses organized by the native authorities division was held on the Secretariat on Sunday.

Native Authorities and Rural Growth (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam, whereas addressing the assembly, stated neighbouring international locations are struggling extra from the dengue outbreak than Bangladesh.

“India reported some 200,000 dengue instances on Saturday. Instances and demise charges are particularly excessive in Kolkata,” stated the minister at a gathering organized to evaluate the actions of the town companies and different ministries to fight dengue.

The minister later stated that until October 1, Singapore had reported 28,196 instances, however the numbers have elevated since then. “Some 37,950 dengue instances had been reported in Malaysia, 94,355 instances in Indonesia, and 145,650 instances within the Philippines.

Then again, the minister stated Bangladesh had reported 33,923 instances until October 26, which is lots lower than most neighbouring international locations.

Bangladesh didn’t have Aedes mosquitoes earlier than, however international flights could have introduced them right here, the minister has alleged.

“Neither had we had the Aedes mosquitoes nor the illness right here in Bangladesh. The mosquitoes got here from international international locations by flight or with some passengers,” he stated.

The minister stated Bangladesh didn’t undergo an excessive amount of from dengue earlier than 2019. “We didn’t have a lot expertise with the illness. However after 2020, we understood the viral fever extra and knew which sectors wanted interventions.”

He added that in 2021, Bangladesh reported some 20,000 dengue sufferers and few deaths. Nonetheless, in 2022, a dengue outbreak has been reported in a number of international locations, together with Bangladesh.

Concerning the opportunity of dengue instances declining any time quickly, the minister stated: “Typically, we have now seen that dengue instances see a declining pattern from September. Nonetheless, local weather change has been affecting the variety of instances. It’s unhappy to say that October is coming to an finish, however there isn’t a signal that instances are declining this time.”

He additionally stated Bangladesh’s inhabitants density is among the important the reason why the mosquito-borne virus spreads so shortly right here.

The federal government has been importing supplies which are wanted to kill mosquitoes, particularly the Aedes mosquito, for the reason that starting of the yr.

“Mayors of each metropolis companies collected the devices and had been allotted Tk2 crore and Tk5 crore,” the minister stated.


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