Dhaka North City Corporation is expected to begin a 10-day combing operation in areas under its jurisdiction starting tomorrow to destroy all breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes, carriers of dengue fever and chikungunya.
This is the fourth such trip this year. It takes place every day, except Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The stations will be divided into ten sectors, and each sector will have 10 subsectors to make the operation successful, according to a press release from DNCC.
The teams will conduct the trips every day in all 10 subsectors of a station and cover all 54 stations under DNCC, according to the press release.
A team of four garbage managers and one sprayer will take part in the operation in each sub-sector, while 40 garbage managers and 10 sprayer will take part in each sector of the drive daily.
The teams will visit various facilities, houses and buildings under construction and look for breeding sites for Aedes mosquitoes in the area.
They collect pictures, write down the addresses of the houses and facilities and the owners’ mobile phone numbers if they find Aedes larvae or breeding sources for Aedes mosquitoes there.
All data collected will be saved to create a database for proper monitoring of breeding sources, the press release said.
Mobile courts will also perform operations in this regard.
The DNCC teams will visit homes and facilities where they found Aedes larvae during their previous combing operations.
Nine entomologists from the Directorate-General for Health Services, three entomologists from DNCC, and health and waste management officials from DNCC will be present during the journey.
DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam urged residents, councilors and journalists to expand their collaboration to make the operation successful.
He urged all residents to clean all standing water three days a week to keep them free from Aedes mosquitoes.
Mayor said during the coronavirus pandemic the dengue situation must be kept under control at all costs.