The two city corporations of Dhaka should take the blame for the rise in Chikungunya cases, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said.
“The city corporations lack sincerity in exterminating mosquitoes and keeping the city clean, which is why the disease has been spreading,” he told parliament on Tuesday.
The ministry is working on Chikungunya treatment and awareness out of sheer responsibility, and is not in any way liable for elimination of Aedes mosquito population that carries the virus, said Nasim.
“That is the sole task of the city corporations. It is in no way a task of the ministry. But we have taken measures and the situation is under control.”