Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is all set to begin a 10-day combing operation in its area from tomorrow to destroy all breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes, carriers of both dengue and chikungunya.
The operation will start from 10:00am and continue till 1:00pm every day except Friday. The wards will be divided into ten sectors and each sector into 10 sub-sectors to make the operation successful, said a press release of the DNCC.
The DNCC teams will conduct the drives across all the 10 sub-sectors of a ward every day and they will cover all 54 wards under the DNCC, according to the press release.
A team comprising of four garbage management workers and one spray man will take part in the operation in each sub-sector while 40 garbage management workers and 10 spray men will take part in each sector in the drive every day.
The teams will visit different establishments, houses and under construction buildings and check for breeding grounds of Aedes mosquito in the area.
They will collect picture and addresses of the houses and other establishments and mobile numbers of its owners if they find Aedes larvae or breeding sources of Aedes mosquitoes there.
All the data collected will be stored to prepare a data base to monitor the breeding sources properly afterwards, read the press release.
Nine entomologists of DGHS, three entomologists of the DNCC and officials of health and garbage management of the DNCC will remain present during the drive.
DNCC mayor Atiqul Islam urged DNCC residents to extend their cooperation to make the operation successful.