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DNCC adds modern appliances for effective mosquito elimination

Published : Thursday, 5 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 67

As per the suggestions of the expert Entomologists, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) bought 22 modern machineries for speedy and effective mosquito elimination.
20 Mist Blower aka Power Spray machines and 2 Vehicle Mounting Fogger Machines has been bought already, said the official of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
Mayor Atiqul Islam also noted that they will buy more 3 fogger machines very soon. DNCC will provide ten areas with 2 Mist blowers each, for larviciding in the covered drains to destroy the eggs and larvae of the Malaria and other mosquitoes, he added.
Also, the Vehicle Mounting Fogger Machines bought from Germany will be used for killing adult mosquitoes bearing viruses, commonly known as adulticiding.
The fogger machines are capable to adulticide many areas in a short time, he added  earlier on 21 November, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam inaugurated the Mist Blower machines.
According to the release, DNCC have been using the fogger machines since November this year.
When asked health expert if these machine would help in preventing killing adult mosquitoes and having eggs, responding this query Dr Lenin Chowdhury, a medicine specialist said that it's too early to make comment unless it works for at least one month.
"We need some time to understand the result of using the machines. But we highly appreciate such service because still we are highly vulnerable to the dengue," he said.
However, earlier talking to the Daily Observer Prof Dr Saniya Tahmina, Director, Diseases Control Bangladesh said, "Dengue diseases could occur throughout the whole year due to the impact of climate change and the current changing weather pattern. Even untimely winter season is suitable for the aedes mosquito breeding," she said.
Some health experts suggested government to conduct some research works.
Dr Md Jamaluddin, said besides these services to prevent the spread of the dengue diseases different government institutions must conduct research work to understand the new symptoms and indicators of the diseases.  

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