Govt to do everything to control mosquitoes: Home minister

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Home minister Asaduzzzaman Khan Kamal listens as Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam talks to media after inaugurating an awareness raising rally on mosquito menace in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: UNBHome minister Asaduzzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the government will do everything necessary to control Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for spread of dengue fever in the country.

"Currently dengue is the most severe mosquito-borne disease. The government will do everything necessary to eliminate dengue-virus carrying Aedes mosquitoes. Besides, public awareness must be raised about this matter," he said.

People holding banners at an awareness raising rally on mosquito menace, organised by Dhaka North City Corporation at Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka on Friday. Photo: UNBThe minister said this while addressing an awareness raising rally on mosquito menace organised by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in city's Manik Mia Avenue.

The home minister said everybody should be aware from their respective position to put an end to mosquito menace. "Aedes mosquito will not survive if we keep our surroundings clean."

"This type of mosquito can breed easily in clogged but clear water. So we have to keep our surroundings clean. Only then we'll get rid of dengue as well as the mosquito menace," he added.People holding banners at an awareness raising rally on mosquito menace, organised by Dhaka North City Corporation at Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka on Friday. Photo: UNB

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