Aerosol sprays will be distributed at schools and other educational facilities in Dhaka to combat dengue fever. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will provide the aerosol sprays for free to deal with the increasing threat of dengue fever in the Bangladeshi capital.
According to the Dhaka Tribune, the number of patients hospitalised due to dengue fever in just the last seven months is close to surpassing the previous number of cases over 20 years combined. In 2019 so far, a total of 9,657 patients were reported to have been hospitalised, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Hospitals are full to the brim and the country is fighting to control the outbreak.
“We will provide aerosol sprays to all educational institutions in my city area free of cost to fight the menace of mosquitos,” said Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon. “I hope that we would be able to get rid of the situation immediately.”