The authorities of Mugda Medical College Hospital in the capital started cleaning the hospital premises on Friday to destroy the breeding ground of the Aedes mosquito, carrier of the virus responsible for dengue fever.
Prothom Alo on Friday published a report saying there is a profusion of Aedes mosquito larvae on the premises of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Mugda Medical College Hospital in Dhaka.
According to a survey conducted between 31 July and 4 August, the most Aedes larvae was in the capital was found in discarded utensils in Mugda Medical College Hospital, Kamalapur BRTC bus depot, Kamalapur railway station and the Shahjahanpur slum.
Entomologists have said that Aedes mosquito larvae was found in 80 per cent of discarded bottles, buckets and bowls as well as window ledges of the Mugda hospital. It is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The situation is the same at the Gabtoli bus terminal, Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the Mirpur-12 BRTC bus depot.
The survey said that 60 to 80 per cent of the discarded utensils in these places had Aedes mosquito larvae. Discarded tyres are the best places for mosquitoes to breed.