KUALA LUMPUR – The people must take responsibility to jointly fight against dengue, said Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan.
He said, based on the Health Ministry’s statistics, 94,613 dengue cases, including 262 deaths, were recorded nationwide from January till Oct 14 this year.
“Kuala Lumpur recorded 6,446 dengue cases with 31 deaths, making it the fourth leading state in the country.
“Out of this number, we found that 1,256 cases occurred in the Lembah Pantai area with six deaths,” he told reporters after officiating the Lembah Pantai Parliamentary constituency’s Gotong-Royong Cleanliness Taskforce programme here Saturday.
The annual programme, which began in June 2013, is aimed at curbing the problem and improve hygiene level in the Federal Territory, especially in places frequented by the public and tourists.
Loga Bala also said the local community should make concerted efforts to take care of hygiene and to ensure factors that led to any diseases could be avoided.
“I hope all parties can educate and convey the message to all our children to practise self discipline in the management of hygiene,” he added. – BERNAMA