Community of Kampung Tersusun Pengkalan Pegoh Fights Dengue Outbreak

By Zaki Salleh
Photo: Yb Howard

IPOH: The rise in dengue fever cases in the Ipoh area requires everyone’s attention, starting from their homes.

The cooperation of this community is crucial to achieving the goal of combating dengue fever.

This is being done by the community in Kampung Tersusun Pengkalan Pegoh in collaboration with the Kinta District Disaster Management Committee (JPBD) in an Integrated Dengue Outbreak Operation.

The area has recorded over 40 cases as of the end of last month, along with 2 deaths due to the dengue outbreak.

The operation was also joined by the Member of Parliament for Ipoh Timor, Howard Lee.

He stated that the Kinta District is one of the areas with the highest increase in dengue cases in Malaysia, including in the Ipoh Timor parliamentary constituency.

“Law enforcement alone is not necessarily effective, therefore community involvement is essential in our efforts to prevent this outbreak from spreading further.

“This includes ensuring not only that their homes are clean, but also that their neighborhoods are well-maintained and clean,” he said.

Participating in the operation were the Kinta District Health Office, the Kinta District and Land Office, and the Ipoh City Council (MBI).

It involved the Pengkalan Pegoh Village Development and Security Committee, the MBI Zone 17 Residents’ Representative Committee, the Local Residents’ Association, and the residents of Pengkalan Pegoh New Village.

Through this organized operation, the community is exposed to preventive measures through communal activities.

It not only covers the areas around their homes but extends further to ensure that this outbreak can be curbed.

Hopefully, all the efforts undertaken will ensure that the dengue outbreak can be ended, allowing the residents here to live safely and comfortably.

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