A TOTAL of 15 dengue hotspots have been identified in areas under the responsibility of the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj).
Nine of them are located in Kajang and the rest in Cheras.
The areas are Section 3 Taman Kajang Utama, Taman Desa Baru, Citra Apartment Taman Kajang Utama, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Taman Damai Jaya Apartment, Taman Sri Cheras, Taman Impian Indah Apartment, Taman Sri Taming, Taman Impian Putra, Taman Sri Bahagia, Impian Jaya, Section 3 Bandar Baru Bangi, Section 2 Bandar Baru Bangi, Taman Wawasan Bandar Baru Bangi, Taman Impian Putra, Taman West Country and Taman Damai Jaya.
This was revealed during the MPKj fullboard meeting.
MPKj president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar urged residents to keep their home compounds clean and dry.
“They should check for aedes larvae in their homes,” he said after chairing the meeting.
He added that MPKj would be going around to check houses for potential Aedes breeding grounds.
“If any larvae is found, the occupants could face up to a RM1,000 compound fine,” said Mohd Sayuthi.
From January to June 23, there were 6,449 recorded dengue cases in areas under MPKj, compared to 5,486 dengue cases during the same period last year.
Meanwhile, MPKj will also be introducing new and improved public cleanliness work specifications for its contractors.
The sweeping of commercial roads will be increased to twice a day, compared to only once daily previously.
A worker will also be on site the whole day to keep an eye on cleanliness in the area.
MPKj has also instructed the contractors to sweep neighbourhood areas twice a month.
The service was never in the work specifications before.
The new work specifications will incur an additional cost of RM12mil, from the usual RM19mil for public cleanliness works.
Mohd Sayuthi added that the council would have to request for additional funds from the state government.