Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is ready to control the breeding rate of Culex mosquitos to protect the city dwellers from mosquito borne diseases, said Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Wednesday, reports UNB.
DNCC has also prepared a year-long action plan to control breading rate of mosquitos including Aedes, the mayor said in a press conference at Gulshan Nagar Bhaban.
The Mayor said that two entomologists and 10 apprentices are working to identify the breeding grounds of the Culex (a genus of mosquitoes, several species of which serve as vectors of one or more important diseases of birds, humans, and other animals) mosquito.
"They have already completed research determining the intensity of the Culex mosquito at all the Wards of DNCC. And subsequently anti-mosquito drives were conducted following the research", he said.
From now on, the Ward Councilors under the city corporation will be responsible for controlling the mosquitoes and other activities, including cleanliness, he said.
Meanwhile, entomologist Dr GM Saifur Rahman said that Ward no-20, 28, 11, 5, 31, 32 and 17 were found to have high density of Culex mosquito breeding grounds.
DNCC Chief Executive Officer Abdul Hai, Secretary Rabindra Shri Barua, Chief Waste Management Officer Commodore Manzoor Hossain, Chief Engineer Brigadier General Sayeed Ahmed were also present at the press conference among others.