In the face of widespread criticism for failing to control dengue situation, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has launched a massive drive to eliminate dengue from the city.
"Aedes mosquitoes breed in clean water, especially inside residences. As many people have been infected with dengue fever from Aedes, we will send employees to your homes soon to spray insecticides," DSCC Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon said on Tuesday while visiting dengue patients at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
He urged city residents to allow the DSCC employees to enter their houses.
"We will eliminate dengue from the city through coordinated actions," the mayor added.
Khokon also asked dengue patients at DMCH not to worry.
The mayor said a large number of people are being infected with dengue this year in neighbouring countries such as India and Thailand, and Singapore.
"The number of dengue infected patients in Bangladesh is much less than those in these countries," Khokon said.