Selangor Journal

Improve cleanliness to fight dengue

KLANG, MAY 28: The constituents of Sungai Pinang recently attended a talk on cleanliness and health during the Peduli Rakyat Carnival organised by Klang Municipal Council (MPK) and the Sungai Pinang Constituency Service Centre.
Sungai Pinang Assemblyman Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said the programme also included a Cleanliness and Health Awareness Campaign to stem the rise of dengue cases.
He said that the Aedes Free Community (KOBA) Campaign would spread awareness about the dangers of dengue and the role that society should play to help fight the spread of such a deadly disease.
“Dengue fever in Selangor is at a far higher rate compared to other states although there is a reduction in cases from January to March.
“This is because Selangor has a high density of residents and houses, which are the main factors of the breeding of Aedes mosquitos,” he said during the Peduli Rakyat Carnival at the Dewan Orang Ramai, Taman Eng Ann, Klang recently.
He added that there are many efforts and programmes conducted at the state level to combat the spread of dengue.
“Although residents’ houses are clean, the public must know that Aedes mosquitos breed in clear clean water, which is why they have to ensure there are no breeding sites in their areas,” he said.
He also handed out Peduli Sihat cards to 137 recipients from the Sungai Pinang constituency as well as banners and aerosols to local residents.

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