Monday, September 22, 2014

Health Ministry spends nearly RM20m for dengue advocacy programmes

SHAH ALAM, Sept 21 — The Health Ministry has spent nearly RM20 million since January this year for implementation of various dengue advocacy programmes nationwide.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the programmes were implemented to enhance public awareness on dengue and also as an approach towards reducing dengue cases in the country.
He said a total of 70,000 dengue cases had been reported in the country since January this year.
“Through integrated action by the ministry and various agencies, the number of dengue cases is showing a drop, including in Selangor and Kelantan, which had been recording high number of dengue cases,” he told reporters after attending a health programme for the 1Malaysia Indian Community here today.
On the programme, he said it was to educate and expose the Indian community on early detection of diseases. — Bernama

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