BNP on Wednesday alleged that Dhaka city is facing the worst dengue outbreak due to the apathy of unelected and irresponsible mayors and commissioners of the two city corporations whose main aim is to loot money instead of serving the people.
Speaking at a blood donation programme for dengue patients, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Is-lam Alamgir also demanded the resignation of the mayors of Dhaka South and North city corporations for their failure to tackle the dengue situation and ensure the health safety of the dwellers of the two cit-ies.
“The government and the two city corporations have completely failed to control the dengue epidemic. They’re actually completely failing to provide healthcare,” he said.
Fakhrul also said the country’s people witnessed extreme anarchy and corruption in the health sector during the Covid period.
“It has been exposed again now. There’s massive corruption in the name of procuring the pesticides and medicines to kill Aedes mosquitoes by the city corporations. It turns out that those medicines are worth-less and not helping to kill mosquitoes,” he said
BNP executive committee member Tabith Awwal, who contested the last Dhaka north city corporation polls as a BNP mayoral candidate, arranged the blood donation programme at Health and Hope Hospital to stand by the dengue-affected people as the two city corporations are grappling with a serious dengue outbreak.
Fakhrul said the main problem is that the mayors and commissioners of the two city corporations are unelected and they have no accountability to people.
“That is why they have completely failed to solve this problem. They have no focus on it. Their focus is on indulging in corruption and massing money.”
As a result, he said the health ministers, mayors, and responsible public representatives have gone abroad with their families for vacation.