Malaysia: Johor police fight dengue menace

HALIM SAID New Straits Times 22 Jan 16;

JOHOR BARU: Police here not only have to fight crime, they also have to kill mosquitoes following the rise in dengue cases here .

In an effort to keep the Johor police headquarters free from the Aedes mosquitoes, a ‘gotong-royong’ involving 300 police personnel from the state police contingent was carried out this morning.

Leading the ‘gotong-royong’ was Johor deputy police chief Datuk Aishah Muhammad who said there had also been cases of dengue fever reported at the police quarters here.

"There have been three cases reported so far and that is why we took the necessary steps to eradicate the Aedes mosquitoe breeding grounds to ensure that none of the police personnel or their families living in the quarters would become a victim of the disease again," she said.

She added that three police personnel who had been admitted to Hospital Sultanah Aminah two weeks ago had since been discharged and had reported for duty.

"We want to promote a safer working environment for all and it is a collective responsibility to ensure that our work place is free from Aedes breeding grounds," he said.

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