Telang Usan folk familiar with personal hygiene, thanks to helpful medical personnel — Rep

Dennis poses with children from one of the villages that he visited on Aug 10.

MIRI, August 11: The people of Telang Usan are quite knowledgeable about personal hygiene because medical personnel in rural clinics have gone beyond their call of duty to educate them regularly.

Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau hoped these medical staff would continue to organise regular health-related events and programmes for the benefit of the longhouse community.

“We are very much aware that this has been one of the long-term strategies being undertaken by clinic and health personnel in the rural areas to combat communicable and non-communicable disease among rural folks. It has improved much of our people’s knowledge on personal hygiene,” Dennis said in a statement today.

He was thankful there had been no report of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Ulu Baram, but he cautioned the people not to take things for granted.

Practising good personal hygiene all the time will also lead to healthy bodies and minds, especially among young children, he said.

Dennis visited 12 longhouses in his constituency on Friday (Aug 10) to inspect rural transformation projects (RTP) 2018, among others. He was accompanied by Public Works Department (Miri) staff.

“It is a continuous effort by the state government to provide the much needed basic infrastructure to the people,” he said. — DayakDaily