Selangor Journal

Aerosol Spray Programme launched across the state

BY: LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, FEB 28: The Selangor Aerosol Spray Programme (SAS) is now launched across the state in an effort to control and prevent the widespread of dengue fever starting from home.
Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said this is the first phase in the State Government’s plan to prevent the epidemic from spreading.
She said, the immediate initiative was taken in view of the continuous increase in cases for the past ten weeks.
“The State Government will contribute and distribute aerosols to high-risk areas through its local authorities.
“The SAS programme is launched simultaneously in 11 localities and the local authorities will continue its implementation for the next three months,” she said in a statement.
At the same time, Daroyah urges the public to cooperate in identifying and destroying Aedes breeding spots in their homes.
“Among these spots are usually the contained water under the fridge, pails containing stagnant water, vases and to throw any object which can contain water.
“Stagnant water that cannot be avoided should periodically be treated with ‘abate’ to eliminate Aedes larvae.
“It is hoped that dengue fever can be prevented and subsequently make the Dengue-Free Selangor Programme a success,” she said.
Last February 26, SAS was launched in all nine jurisdictions under the respective local authorities which are Shah Alam City Council at Flat B (Blok 13-37) Seksyen 7, Petaling Jaya City Council (Flat Gugusan Melor), Subang Jaya Municipal Council (Pangsapuri Sri Tanjung, USJ 16), Klang Municipal Council (Pangsapuri Kelompok Camar, Bandar Sultan Suleiman), Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (Taman Melawati F) and Kajang Municipal Council (Bandar Rinching, Semenyih).
The other locations were Selayang Municipal Council (Kampung Laksamana, Batu Caves), Sepang Municipal Council (Apartment Megah Villa-Kota Warisan), Kuala Selangor District Council (Puncak Alam Fasa 3), Kuala Langat District Council (Taman Dato Hormat), Sabak Bernam District Council (Kampung Nelayan, Sungai Besar) while in Hulu Selangor District Council, the programme will be launched on March 11
As of February 18, the number of Registered Dengue Cases has plunged to 40% compared to the same period in 2016.
The cumulative number of registered Selangor Dengue cases is 6,693 cases compared to 11,201 cases in 2016.
Meanwhile, as of February 18, there were 6 deaths compared to 17 in the same period last year, equivalent to a 64.7 percent decline.

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