Selangor Journal

Dengue in Selangor declining

SHAH ALAM, MAR 29: Dengue cases in Selangor continue to decline drastically as the various efforts implemented in the past few years have started to show results.
Health, Welfare, Women and Family Development Exco, Dr Daroyah Alwi said, a total 63,198 cases were recorded in 2015 which then declined by 18 percent to 51,652 cases in 2016.
She said, death cases had also declined by 39 percent with 78 cases in 2016 compared to 127 in 2015.
“Up to last March 25, Selangor recorded 11,598 cases which is a reduction of 6,606 cases, or 36 percent, compared to 18,204 cases in 2016.
“Selangor managed to reduce death cases by 59 percent which is 29 cases down to 12 cases in the same period in 2017,” she said.
Daroyah said that during a question and answer session in the 13th Selangor State Assembly Session, today, the third day of the assembly.
Daroyah said, the success is the result of various efforts planned and implemented by the State Government together with Selangor Health Department (JKNS), local authorities, district and land offices, district health offices and community leaders.
She said, the State Government has also implemented 12 programmes covering many aspects including awareness campaign for the community.

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