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BSS, Dhaka :
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is going to start combing operations in every ward from today to protect the city dwellers from the menace of dengue fever.
The clean-up operations will start from today and continue for the next 10 days from 10am to 12:30pm, said a press release.
The timing of the operations may be changed based on different areas or wards, it added.
However, the drives will remain suspended on August 11 due to the Janmashtami, one of the religious festivals of Hindus, and on August 14 and 15 due to the National Mourning Day.
DNCC Mayor M Atiqul Islam sought cooperation from ward councillors, reserved seat councillors, media personnel and city dwellers to make the mosquito control efforts a total success.
He also urged the city dwellers to check if water accumulates inside, outside or around the house or any installation, and throw it away immediately.
Atiqul asked the inhabitants to discard such water once every three days.
Like previous drives, pictures, addresses, mobile numbers and other necessary information about the houses or establishments where Aedes mosquito larvae or Aedes mosquito breeding grounds will be found will be stored in an app instantly during the operations.
According to the information a database will be created and the areas will be monitored later.
Besides the operations, mobile courts headed by regional executive officers and executive magistrates will also conduct drives to control Aedes mosquito in Dhaka north areas.
Mentionable, in the previous anti-mosquito drives, conducted from 18 to 20 May, a total of 9,463 installations were inspected. Aedes larvae were found in 16 establishments and Taka 4,58,300 was fined to this end.
Later, in a combing operation held from June 8 to 14, Aedes larvae were found in 1,601 houses after inspecting 1,34,135 houses and installations of the DNCC. A fine of Tk 21 lakh 65 thousand 500 was imposed by the mobile court.
During the last combing operation conducted from 4 to 14 July, 1 lakh 30 thousand 97 houses and installations were inspected and 698 larvae of Aedes were found. A total of Tk 21 lakh 8 thousand 610 was fined by the mobile court.

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