PUTRAJAYA: A combined health and safety operation aimed at preventing dengue will be held for four days from Feb 21, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar said.
He said the operation, which would focus on dengue breeding grounds, was originally scheduled for May but was brought forward.
Occupational Safety and Health officers would order owners of premises found breeding aedes mosquitoes to clean them up, he said in a statement to Bernama.
Abdul Rahman, who is also the Occupational Safety and Health Council chairman, said action could also be taken against the owners of such premises under Section 25 of the Vector Borne Diseases Act, 1975 (Amendment) 2000.
In Kuala Lumpur, officers from the Health Ministry and City Hall, including members of the Kuala Lumpur 4B Youth Movement conducted a house-to-house inspection yesterday for the aedes larvae.
Targeting 60 houses, the inspection team started their rounds at 6pm in the four-hour operation that saw them covering Kampung Baru.
The joint operation, conducted by 30 personnel, was part of their Dengue Prevention and Awareness Campaign 2005.
City Hall's health officer Dr Norhayati Shaari said notices were given out to residents to enable the inspection team to check their premises.
Under our councils by-laws, the notices have to be served at least 12 hours prior to the inspection, she added.
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