Thursday, April 10, 2014

Plaza Menjalara residents worried about dengue menace

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Plaza Menjalara in Bandar Menjalara want the authorities to take proactive measures to prevent their area from turning into a dengue hotspot.
The residents are worried that parts of their neighbourhood have become breeding grounds for the aedes mosquito.
Resident Ong Wie Kiat claims that two neighbouring areas in Medan Putra and Taman Bukit Maluri had become dengue hotspots.
"We heard that those areas are affected by aedes mosquitoes and we don't want our area to be affected as well," he said.
Ong who is a Plaza Menjalara committee member said the management would write to City Hall on the issue.
"We expect to send the letter to City Hall next week. We hope City Hall's health department will come and check the area," he said.
Another resident, Patrick Ho, is worried that water tanks on several buildings in the area could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
"The water tanks are not covered and exposed to rain. We believe aedes mosquitoes could be breeding there," he said.
"In the evening, there seems to be more mosquitoes in the area. It really bothers us when we go out for dinner," he said.
Segambut member of parliament Lim Lip Eng said City Hall should send a notice to the owners of the buildings to clear their water tanks.
"City Hall should check to ensure that the area is clean and there are no breeding grounds for the aedes mosquito," he said.

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