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DSCC plans crash programme to combat mosquito menace
Thursday, 07 Dec 2017 03:26 am
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Health Desk: 7th Dec'17--- Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities will conduct an anti-mosquito crash programme soon to relieve the city dwellers of the mosquito menace, which has intensified with the beginning of the winter season.

"Mosquito menace intensifies during the winter season as water flow remains low due to little rainfall boosting mosquito breeding in water bodies and canals. So the DSCC has planned to conduct an anti-mosquito crash programme soon alongside the regular fogging to relieve the city dwellers of the menace," Chief Health Officer of the DSCC Brig Gen Dr Sheikh Salahuddin informed, reports BSS.

A crash programme was carried out simultaneously in five zones of the city corporation last month, Salahuddin said, adding that another programme would be conducted this month as soon as possible.

Four spray-men were employed for each ward of the DSCC to implement the fogging programme, he said, adding DSCC's regional mosquito supervisors and local councilors are monitoring activities of the programme.