SUPP Batu Kitang urges collective effort to rid mosquito breeding as dengue cases emerge in 3rd Mile

Goh (seventh right) together with SUPP Batu Kitang team getting ready to clear rubbish and stagnant water during a gotong-royong session at Everbright Park on Jan 13, 2024.

KUCHING, Jan 13: Residents are urgently called upon to collectively address the issue of mosquito breeding grounds following reported cases of dengue in the Everbright Park vicinity near 3rd Mile Bazaar.

Expressing concern about the potential surge in dengue cases during the upcoming monsoon season with anticipated increased rainfall, Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) N13 Batu Kitang branch organising secretary Gerald Goh emphasised the critical need for immediate action.

“It is important for all residents, especially in areas with dengue alert, to take immediate action and regularly practice anti-mosquito measures to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.

“Concerted community action and sustained vector efforts will prevent further escalation of dengue cases,” he said in a statement today.

Earlier, Goh and the SUPP Batu Kitang team participated in a gotong-royong campaign organised by the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) for the Mile 3-6 area in collaboration with the Resident Office and Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) to clear rubbish from the surroundings.

Goh also urged relevant agencies and stakeholders to intensify awareness efforts and maintain community momentum in the fight against dengue spread.

He urged homeowners in the vicinity to participate in the gotong-royong sessions to prevent mosquito breeding.

“There is a pressing neet for an intensive and collective community effort to identify and eliminate stagnant water within neighbourhoods.

“This effort should start now with the onset of the rainy season and it should cover two mosquito breeding cycles, which would help in reducing the mosquito population and mitigating the risk of dengue,” he added. — DayakDaily