Grassroots leaders, residents step up dengue prevention in Keat Hong
- POSTED: 13 Jul 2014 16:57
- UPDATED: 13 Jul 2014 23:21
Some 120 grassroots leaders and residents came together on Sunday to step up dengue prevention in the Keat Hong Constituency.
SINGAPORE: Some 120 grassroots leaders and residents came together on Sunday (July 13) to step up dengue prevention in the Keat Hong Constituency.
The area has become a hotbed for dengue based on figures from the National Environment Agency website as of July 11.
Grassroots leaders visited residents in the affected blocks, sharing with them tips to
prevent mosquito breeding in their homes.
Residents were also given anti-dengue packets containing insect repellent spray and pesticide to be scattered around flower pots.
MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC Zaqy Mohamad said: "Today most of the cases are residents, but there is also a significant number that came from the construction site.
“We are also seeing actions being taken on both ends. At the construction site today, you are seeing the fogging ongoing, although the stop work order has been made."