State health departments to use drones to fight dengue


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  • Monday, 12 Nov 2018

Starting young: Pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Lereh helping to clean up a residential area following the launch of an Anti-Aedes programme in Taman Saujana Seksyen 2, Melaka. — Bernama

MELAKA: The Health Ministry plans to extend the use of drone technology at state health departments nationwide in efforts to control dengue outbreaks.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the use of drone technology could help detect Aedes mosquitoes’ breeding grounds more effectively, especially at high points including rooftops.

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