Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Monday said action will be taken against the owners of under construction buildings in the city if larvae of Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for dengue, are found at the sites.
Special mobile courts will be launched on Monday in this regard and their operation will continue until the dengue menace is eradicated, Khokon said before visiting dengue patients at Dhaka Shishu Hospital.
He said building owners have been asked many times to keep the sites clean but many did not pay any heed.
He also said 68 medical teams are providing door-to-door health services for dengue; they are sending people to hospitals if they identify any symptoms of dengue in them.
DSCC chief health officer Brigadier General Dr Md Sharif Ahmed was with Khokon at the time.