KUALA LUMPUR: The Petaling District in Selangor becomes the focus of the Health Ministry from this week in the fight against dengue.
Dengue cases in this district comprise about 60% of all the cases in Selangor, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said yesterday.
A programme would be drawn up to find and destroy the breeding places of the aedes mosquito, he told reporters after launching a “Zero Dengue” campaign at the Taman Sejahtera Flats.
Dr Subramaniam said Selangor had the highest number of dengue cases among the states between Jan 1 and March 29 (13,915), making up 56% of the total number of cases.
During that period, the country recorded 24,917 dengue cases with 58 deaths, he added.
The minister said 6,100 dengue cases with 14 deaths were recorded during the corresponding period last year.
This year’s cases were a 308% jump to 18,817, he added.
“During the same period this year, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya registered 2,253 dengue cases with four deaths,” he said.
Dr Subramaniam said 1,073,958 premises were inspected for aedes breeding grounds and 2,699 compound fines totalling RM1,349,500 were imposed up to March 15. — Bernama