The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) authority on Tuesday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 162 houses and establishments on the fourth day of its combing operation launched to protect the city dwellers from dengue that started in all 54 wards of DNCC on Saturday.
The mobile courts led by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) fined eight establishments Tk 33,000 for having presence of Aedes larvae.
Besides, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam on Tuesday asked the executive magistrates to strengthen the mobile court drives. He came up with the order at an online meeting with officials concerned of DNCC.
During the drive, it also visited 14,293 houses, establishments and under-construction buildings and found presence of Aedes larvae in 162 houses or establishments.
Besides, stagnant water -- the breeding ground of Aedes mosquitoes -- were found in other 9,740 houses and establishments during the drive.
During the four day drive, the DNCC visited 54,130 houses, establishments and under-construction building and found larvae of aedes mosquito in 701 houses or establishments.
It also realized fine worth Tk 1.86 lakh during the four days drive from June 6 to June 9.
The Aedes larvae were found in abandoned tyres, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water houses, earthenware pots, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses.
As per DNCC's plan, these operations will be conducted in one sector of each ward every day which means 10 sub-sectors in a day. It is expecting that the entire operation will be completed in 10 days.
Each DNCC team will be joined by four cleaners and one mosquito eradication worker in each sub-sector. Forty cleaners and 10 mosquito eradication workers will work in each ward.
During the combing operation, nine entomologists from the Department of Health, three entomologists from DNCC, officials from the Department of Health and the Department of Waste Management will be present to assist. The Department of Health will provide assistance in controlling Aedes mosquito, including in the DNCC combing operation.
Earlier, several combing operations were conducted in five wards from May 16 till before the Eid-ul-Fitr at wards 1, 6, 12, 18 and 32. At that time, 9,463 houses/places were inspected and Aedes mosquito larvae were found at 187 of them.
Along with the combing operation, a mobile court headed by the regional executive officer and executive magistrates of the DNCC will be conducted.
The mobile court on 'Aedes mosquito control' project started operations on May 10 at the DNCC.