| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE first phase of the Brunei Darussalam National Eradication of Lymphatic Filariasis Programme has been successfully implemented at a number of at-risk areas during January to March 2013.
The programme conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) aimed to relay information on the disease, share methods of keeping it under control and eradicate the disease, especially in areas that have been identified as risk-prone.
Following this, the Ministry of Health will implement the second phase of the programme as part of their initiative to further eradicate the illness. The second phase will take place in September and October this year.
During the second phase, officers from the ministry will be visiting residents in the affected areas that have been identified in the Belait, Tutong and Temburong Districts and provide medication for the illness.
In the Tutong District, the officers will be visiting the affected residents in Mukim Rambai, Ukong and Lamunin on September 15 to October 31 from 5.30pm to 9pm.
People living in Mukim Labu in the Temburong District are advised to go to Balai Raya Kampong Senukoh on September 23 to October 9 (from 9am to 3pm) to receive medical advice.
As for affected areas in the Belait District such as Mukim Labi, Bukit Sawat, Sukang and Melilas, residents are advised to seek their medical consultation at several designated areas such as the Labi Health
Clinic and schools; Sungai Mau Community Hall (from 7am to 9.30pm); Merangking Primary School (during office hours). The officers will visit the respective houses of residents in Merangking.
For more information, members of the public are advised to contact the Disease Control Division, Environmental Health Services, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health at 2382023 or fax at 2382755.