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(File pix) Fogging work underway. Selangor continues to hold the highest number of dengue cases in the country, with a total of 2,283 cases from January 3 to 12. Pix by MOHD SYAFIQ AMBAK.
(File pix) Fogging work underway. Selangor continues to hold the highest number of dengue cases in the country, with a total of 2,283 cases from January 3 to 12. Pix by MOHD SYAFIQ AMBAK.

SHAH ALAM: Selangor continues to hold the highest number of dengue cases in the country, with a total of 2,283 cases from January 3 to 12.

State Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs executive councillor Dr Daroyah Alwi said state government has drawn up several preventive programmes on prevention and control given the rising number of dengue cases in the state, this year.

"We have already prepared a number of outreach programmes for this year but we are waiting for the right time to launch the programmes," she said.

Dr Daroyah said the state is aware that Selangor continues to show a high number of dengue cases.

"However, the state is open to any suggestion. Maybe the ministry can provide several other measures which can help the state tackle and eradicate the dengue problem.

"We are taking the necessary initiatives to control the dengue cases. Each year, the local authorities work closely with the residents and conduct weekly 'gotong-royong' sessions to ensure the environment is kept clean at all times," she said.

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