Jatiya Party today demanded the mayors of Dhaka North and South city corporations to step down from their posts, bringing allegation of misappropriation of Tk 50 crore allocated for mosquito control.
“The dengue situation in the country has turned into an alarming one. The two Dhaka mayors have misappropriated Tk 50 crore allocated for mosquito control. Such mayors, who were utterly failure to control mosquito menace in the city, have to step down,” JP Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga said.
The was addressing a human chain programme organised by the party in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka around 11:00am.
Mentioning that the flood-affected people in the country had to suffer for a long time this year, the JP secretary general alleged that “the relief materials provided by the government for flood victims were insufficient and there was mismanagement in distribution of relief aids.”
“Irregularities and indiscipline have gone beyond control in absence of the prime minister in the country,” he added.
Speaking at the programme, JP Chairman GM Quader called upon the authorities concerned to take effective measures all the year-long for preventing dengue outbreak in the country.
“The two city corporations in Dhaka have failed to take effective measures for eliminating Aedes mosquito and building awareness among people for preventing dengue. The upward trend in the number of people being infected and dying with the disease are vivid proof of the authorities’ failure,” GM Quader said.
“All the hospitals in remote areas across all the districts must be equipped with facilities for diagnosis of dengue fever and for transfusion of platelets to the patients,” he said.
Claiming Jatiya Party as the voice of the countrymen, GM Quader said, “The people are panicked over the alarming dengue situation in the country, we cannot sit idle at a time like this.”
He also demanded that the private hospitals in the country would have to provide treatment to the dengue patients free of cost in the same way as the state-run hospitals.
The situation may go beyond control if effective measures in this regard are not taken immediately, he added.
JP presidium members and senior leaders were also present at the programme.