SUBANG Jaya residents have been asked to join hands with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to help bring the dengue outbreak under control.
The municipality has been named among the 11 local authorities with the highest number of dengue cases in the country.
Council president Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman said the council was carrying our fogging in areas with suspected dengue patients and also revisiting all known dengue breeding spots to bring the problem under control.
He said however there was much that the people could do in order to make their neighbourhoods safer for them and their families such as checking their own neighbourhoods to make sure there were no potential mosquito breeding grounds.
He said the council was appealing to members of its Residents Representative Committees (JKP) to help convince residents of the areas that JKPs represented to join the council’s efforts.
“We have 29 JKPs that represent every housing scheme in Subang Jaya, Puchong and Seri Kembangan and if they can take the message back to the areas and convince the people to carry out what we are asking we should have bring the outbreak under control in no time,” he said.
Mohd Arif was speaking to reporters after holding a dialogue with JKP leaders at the MPSJ headquarters on Sunday.
The council president said he was disappointed that the council which had spent years to prove itself as one of the most progressive councils in the Selangor had ended up as a dengue-prone municipality.
He said five areas identified with the highest number of cases in the municipality were Taman Universiti Indah, Taman Pinggiran Putra, Taman Puchong Perdana, Taman Subang Mewah and Putra Heights.
He said the task for the council now was to ensure there were no new cases in the five areas as well take steps to clean areas where no dengue cases had so far been reported.