Community Participation to Curb Dengue

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Aedes mosquitoes breed in standing water generally in artificial containers

UMLand Seri Alam organised community led cleaning aimed at preventing the spread of dengue

With the alarming increase of dengue (denggi) cases, Seri Alam Properties organised a community led gotong-royong cleaning event in their township.

The event was held in collaboration with Regency Specialist Hospital and supported by Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang, Southern Waste Management Sdn Bhd and COMBI (Communication for Behavioural Impact, an NGO which actively educates and promotes dengue prevention programmes).

UMLand Seri Alam team with their partners for the event

Jabatan Kesihatan Daerah Johor Bahru recently released the number of denggi cases in the State and the numbers have increased from 508 cases to 973 cases for the first four weeks of 2019 compared with the same period last year.

“Realising the pandemic and the responsibility of eradicating aedes mosquitoes is not merely the government’s responsibility alone. The idea to organise another gotong-royong was mooted not only to create awareness to the public but also as part of our outreach effort to the community. This is also in line with Bandar Seri Alam being a Smart Healthy City where we emphasis on these key elements to make our township sustainable for current and future residents”, said KK Wong, Group Director of Townships, UMLand.

He further added that, “The area of Jalan Bayu was chosen as the gotong-royong venue as there have been a number of denggi reported cases in the area. As part of cleaning-up the neighbourhood, a fogging exercise will be carried out by the developer as an additional measure to curb the rising denggi cases.”

Together with the support from the government and authorities, the developer hopes to increase public understanding on the importance of denggi prevention action within their surroundings to make the township healthier and safer for the residents.

More than 100 people turned up for the gotong-royong initiative by Bandar Seri Alam.