Monday, July 24, 2017 | ePaper
DNCC mayor apologises for his comments on chikunguniya
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq on Saturday apologised for his Friday's comment on Chikunguniya.
The mayor on Friday at a press conference in the DNCC Nagar Bhaban said, "Aedes mosquitoes breed in clear water mostly inside residences. We cannot go into people's residences to stop mosquitoes from spreading."
On Saturday, before starting of a rally on creating awareness in controlling mosquitoes in front of the DNCC headquarters at Gulshan-2, Dhaka, Annisul Huq said that he could not present himself properly.
"I failed to convey what I wanted to say properly," he said.
"We wanted to say, we don't have the right to go into city residences. If anyone is hurt by my speech, we are sorry," he said.
"A journalist friend asked me the question whether we are creating awareness on mosquito nets. I said it showing the photograph of a mosquito net from one of our awareness posters," he said.
Annisul Huq on Friday blamed the mosquito population inside people's houses for the Chikunguniya outbreak.
He claimed the viral disease was spreading fast because of the mosquitoes inside households, rather than those growing in the city's drainage system.