DHAKA: Apart from government initiatives, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges to keep neat and cleans houses, offices and surrounding areas at individual level in fighting the dengue menace effectively.
“We should be more careful about cleanliness of our surroundings to combat dengue menace as it was not only a mere problem for our country, but also for other countries,” she said.
She was exchanging Eid greetings with officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here Sunday (August 18) morning.
Sheikh Hasina said dengue has turned into an epidemic in the Philippines forcing it to declare emergency.
In this context, she also said, “We should do our own duties without depending on anyone as we have the mentality of following the western world in case of many things. But, we are not habituated to follow them regarding cleanliness.”
Simultaneously, the premier asked the people particularly the dengue patients to follow all advises of the physicians such as taking liquid frequently and hanging mosquito nets while sleeping.
BDST: 1709 HRS, AUG 18, 2019