Preventing dengue: PM urges all to keep houses clean
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (October 31, 2022) called upon the country's people to keep their houses and adjacent areas clean to prevent dengue.
She made the call at the regular Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam confirmed the matter while briefing newsmen after the meeting at Secretariat.
Referring to the premier, he said Sheikh Hasina urged all to keep everyone's house clean, especially to stop accumulation of the water in and outside of their houses in the wake of spreading dengue.
He said Aedes mosquito lays its eggs on the walls of water-filled containers and others for its proliferation.
The cabinet secretary said the city corporations and others concerned, especially the civil aviation, have been directed to intensify their anti-mosquito spray through fogging machines every day.
In addition, the city corporations and health ministry have been asked to conduct awareness campaign about dengue and Aedes mosquito proliferation through a coordinated way, he added.
Mentioning that the country had recorded over one lakh dengue patients in 2019, Khandker Anwarul Islam said the number of dengue patients reached nearly 30,000 across the country in this year so far.
Of the total, Dhaka recorded 23,000 dengue patients, while Chattogram 4,000, Khulna 1,600 and Sylhet 53.
Till October 30, 136 people died of dengue, he added.