BY: AFIX REDZUAN
SHAH ALAM, FEB 22: The number of reported dengue cases in Selangor declined by 40% based on statistics from the beginning of 2017 until February 18, 2017, compared to the same period last year.
Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said the main contributing factor to the success is the cooperation between local authorities, Selangor State Health Department (JKNS), Land and District Offices as well as District Health Departments.
For the records, the Selangor Dengue registered cases cumulative total until February 18, 2017 is only 6,693 compared to 11,201 cases in 2016.
Throughout the same period, Selangor only recorded six cumulative total of death cases compared to 17 deaths in 2016, a 64.70% decline.
“The fact that Selangor has managed to significantly reduce dengue cases in 2017 by up to 40% and death cases by up to 64.70% are achievements we are very proud of.
“We congratulate and thank all parties involved who have diligently put in effort with full commitment and dedication to be successful time and again, to fight dengue in Selangor.
“The success in 2017 is the best for Selangor compared to 2014, 2015 and 2016,” she said.
She said that in a statement after chairing the State Dengue Action Committee Meeting on February 14, 2017 at the Sabak Bernam District Council.
The State Government has allocated a huge budget of RM5 million for 2017 compared to RM1.5 million in 2016, to fight dengue.
From that amount, RM560,000 is channelled to State Legislative Assembly offices through Community Service Centres, RM1.2 million to the 12 local authorities for dengue control and prevention activities, RM350,000 to Dengue Action Committee in nine Districts.
Besides that, a huge portion of the budget, RM2.69 million, goes to Pest Control Operators (PCO) through the 12 local authorities.
Meanwhile, RM100,000 is allocated for promotional activities concerning dengue and another RM100,000 is allocated for new methods, technologies and innovations in fighting dengue.
The State Government will be launching a mega programme called ‘Selangor Aerosol Spray’ with the slogan ‘One House One Aerosol’ on February 26 within all its local authorities’ administration areas.
BY: AFIX REDZUAN