Dengue fever outbreak under control, assures deputy mayor

Julaihi (seated) fielding questions from the press.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, April 5: Miri City Council will work closely with the Divisional Health Department to curb the spread of dengue fever, said deputy mayor Julaihi Mohamad.

He gave an assurance that the dengue fever situation was well under control.

“We’ll implement fogging in residential areas and at eatery areas, if necessary. The public can also request (for fogging),” he told reporters when met after the council’s meet-the-people session at Pujut Corner Market this morning.

Julaihi added that those areas that had reports of dengue outbreak would be fogged immediately.

Yesterday, state Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim confirmed there was one dengue fever outbreak in Kampung Lusut Jaya 3.

Hence, Julaihi reminded the public to take precautionary measures, including keeping their houses compound clean at all times.

On an unrelated matter, Jiulaihi said the council would review public complaints about too many traffic lights along Jalan Bendahara, which are causing traffic congestion during peak hours.

When met earlier, mayor Adam Yii said his office would conduct a study to synchronise the traffic lights along that road to ensure smooth traffic flow.

On grass cutting by the Public Works Department (PWD) on protocol roads, Julaihi said maintenance work had resumed after it was halted by the federal government last November and December. — DayakDaily