MPSJ has informed me that at this point, there are no hotspots in the Subang Jaya constituency yet - however we cannot afford to sit back and wait. I will be urging MPSJ to monitor public areas to ensure they are free from breeding grounds for aedes mosquitoes. If you suspect anywhere in your neighbourhood to be potential breeding grounds (clean, clear water catchments sheltered from direct sunlight), please lodge a complaint with MPSJ directly and immediately.
Efforts have also been made to coordinate with resident groups to educate neighbours. Every second week for this month and next month, I will be going to different neighbourhoods in Subang Jaya with MPSJ to conduct spot checks. Look out, you may just find me at your doorstep!
MPSJ has informed me that breeding grounds have been found in some schools in Subang Jaya. The school authorities (and not MPSJ) are responsible for ensuring that the school compounds are free from breeding grounds. MPSJ has discovered the following in these schools:
SMK Subang Utama, SS18 - 4 breeding grounds
SMK Seafield, USJ 2 - 2 breeding grounds
I strongly urge the school authorities to take this seriously. Lives of hundreds, if not thousands of children are at stake.