Health Desk- 16 Feb, 2020: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) authorities Saturday launched a two-week crash programme for mosquito control, amid a rise in mosquito population in the capital partly due to subdued activities of city corporations because of the recently-concluded city polls.
"All 54 wards of DNCC will come under the crash programme," said panel mayor of DNCC Jamal Mostafa, while inaugurating the programme at Police Staff College in Mirpur-13.
"We hope city dwellers will get its benefit," he said, adding that the programme will continue till February 28.
Jamal said they will use fogger machines, wheel-barrow machines and vehicle-mounted foggers to kill mosquitoes.
The move comes at a time when residents of different parts of the city have been suffering from mosquito menace over the last one month, as no significant efforts were seen on the city corporations' part in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, an official of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) said they are continuing their adulticide and larvicide-spraying work to control mosquito population.