Health Desk- 05 July, 2020: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Saturday found Aedes larvae in 91 houses and establishments during the first day of the 10-day "combing operation" to destroy breeding grounds of mosquitoes.
The operation began in all the 54 wards under the city corporation simultaneously to protect city dwellers from the menace.
The DNCC team visited at least 12,619 houses and establishments during the drive and found Aedes mosquito larvae, carrier of dengue and chikungunya, in 131 of those, said an official of DNCC.
Stagnant water and breeding ground of the mosquito were found at 8,764 establishments including houses and under construction buildings in the city area.
During the operation, DNCC mobile courts also fined owners of 12 houses Tk 1.55 lac.
The drive will continue from 10am to 1pm every day except Friday, dividing a ward into ten sectors and a sector into 10 sub-sectors, he said.
The larvae of Aedes mosquito were found in abandoned tyres, 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.
Earlier, DNCC carried out a similar operation partially before Eid-ul-fitr, covering only five wards and another one covering all the wards from June 6 to 15.