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Selangor Government Agencies Cooperate With Health Ministry To Address Dengue - Teng
State Local Government and Research Committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Kim said 15 weekly meetings, involving all state government agencies and local government authorities, had been held since Oct 31 last year on measures to curb the spread of dengue.
"The weekly meeting to discuss the dengue fever is held after being informed by the Selangor Health Department tin October last year that that were 1,200 cases of dengue fever reported in the state then," he added.
He said this in response to a statement by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam last Sunday due to the lack of cooperation by agencies in Selangor, 60 per cent of dengue cases reported nationwide were in Selangor.
Teng said various efforts were also made by the state government to address dengue, including organising gotong-royong to clean compounds of breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito.
Briefing sessions were also held for contractors and school teachers on dengue, he added.
He also said leaflets on dengue were also distributed to the public, including students, by local authorities in Shah Alam and Sepang, on the spread of dengue.
He said that since January until Feb 22 this year, a total of 8,936 cases of dengue fever had been reported in Selangor with 11 fatalities.
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