Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh yesterday announced a change in the total mosquito control activities to speed up the work to control the menace in DSCC areas.
Addressing a meeting with DSCC officials at Nagar Bhaban, the mayor said all will have to do their work effectively and change their old mindset.
Taposh said they will start mosquito control activities under a masterplan, which was prepared giving utmost importance to the issue. "It will not be acceptable if anyone does not follow it," he added.
The mayor said he formed a committee headed by health officer Mir Mustafizur Rahman and this committee will take necessary steps based on the field level works and will take necessary assistance from local ward councillors in this regard. This work will start from June 7, he added.
Mayor said field level mosquito workers will have to do their work sincerely and the officials who are responsible for monitoring the work will have to perform properly.
The mayor said 50 percent mosquito control works become successful through larviciding, which they are also prioritising.
He also announced plans to start cleaning waterbodies from June 14 across the DSCC areas. They will also start cleaning of storm water drains and surface drains.
He said the owner/custodian of the waterbodies under the DSCC areas is the city corporation for which they will not wait for other agencies and start the work by themselves. If necessary, other agencies will contact them in this regard.
Under the masterplan, DSCC will clean all waterbodies and will release tilapia and duck there.
The corporation will also carry out larviciding from 9am to 1pm everyday in each ward and adulticiding from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. Eight workers will remain involved in a ward for larviciding and ten for adulticiding works, he said.
He said they will also carry out drives to destroy Aedes mosquito breeding sources and conduct mobile courts in this regard.