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PETALING JAYA: Checks by health enforcers have found that most construction sites harbour Aedes breeding grounds, the Health Ministry says.
Its disease control division director Dr Chong Chee Kheong said it looked like the bigger the construction site, the more breeding grounds it contained.
“From what we saw, contractors do not seem to look at cleanliness as a priority,” he told The Star.
Dr Chong said that whenever it rained, construction sites would be filled with puddles – which could be on every floor of the building – other than at various corners of the site as well as the workers’ quarters.
The Star reported Wednesday that a major upgrading project at Hospital Kuala Lumpur had been issued a stop-work order after mosquito larvae were found at six sites there.
It was also reported that 236 out of 304 (77%) sites inspected by the Construction Industry Development Board between March and Aug 22 were found to be breeding or at risk of breeding mosquitoes.
At Putrajaya yesterday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said 2,812 dengue cases with two deaths were reported from Aug 17 to Aug 23, a reduction of 258 cases or 8.4%.
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