KOTA KINABALU: Dengue cases recorded in the state capital Kota Kinabalu is decreasing and under control, said its Mayor, Datuk Abiin Madingkir.
However, DBKK with the cooperation of the district Health Department will continue to take precautionary measures to prevent dengue outbreak in the district areas.
“Activities launched to control and prevent dengue are not only focused on the eradication of mosquitoes’ population in the state capital, but also include community’s participation in prevention programmes such as gotong royong.
“Hopefully with higher public awareness on dengue issues it will encourage the people to continue to take part in control and prevention activities,” he said during the press conference of ‘Bah! Mari Balik Raya Dengan Selamat’ at DBKK Meeting Hall, with his speech text delivered by DBKK Chief Director, Datuk Yeo Boon Hai.
Touching on the Raya programme, Abidin said it is to remind the public on their responsibility and actions that need to be taken before leaving their house for Raya holiday to prevent their homes from becoming Aedes breeding ground. – SayangSabah