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Work to demolish the 17 blocks of flats in Indera Mahkota here, which have become a breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes and a favourite haunt for drug addicts, is expected to begin in two weeks.
The state health committee is alarmed over the high number of dengue fever cases reported in the city.
The Education Ministry will work with the Health Ministry to intensify efforts in disseminating information and creating awareness on dengue fever to schools nationwide.
B>SINGAPORE:/BSix people died from dengue fever last year, the highest in the past four years, with the Aedes mosquito leaving its ugly mark on 4,772 people in all.
The dengue season is back due to the weather pattern the country is experiencing, disease control director Dr Ramlee Rahmat said.
A beauty product promoter fell to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment block in Nilai 3 on Tuesday, a day after she was caught for I>khalwat/I(close proximity) with her live-in partner.
About 4% or 260 schools are among 6,522 premises issued with notices during anti-dengue checks carried out throughout the country this year, said Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Local authorities must ensure that designs of all future projects do not become aedes mosquito breeding grounds as the number of dengue cases has increased more than four-fold in the past four years, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Anyone, even a former top health ministry officer, could be unknowingly breeding the 'silent killer' - the aedes mosquito - at their homes or other premises.
Consult the nearest government health clinic before letting private firms fog your premises during a dengue outbreak - this is the Health Ministry's advice to the public.