| Rokiah Mahmud |
TO FURTHER expand the efficiency in monitoring and controlling vector-borne diseases, especially in areas around water villages, the Vector Unit and Entomology Unit, Ministry of Health (MoH), yesterday were presented with two ‘Temuai’ (long boat) for each unit.
This is in line with the roles and functions of the Environmental Health Services, Ministry of Health in providing health services for the benefit of the public and preventing vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya.
The hand-over ceremony was held at the jetty of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital in the capital yesterday. Representing on behalf of the Director General of Health Services was Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman.
The ceremony began with the handing over of a paddle symbolising the Temuai boat by Tan Soo Yong, the Managing Director for Syarikat Ken & Tan Sdn Bhd to Dr Hajah Anie Haryani. The latter then handed it over to Dayang Mahani binti Mohammad, the Acting Assistant Director of Environmental Health Services.
The new addition will enable both units to monitor and control diseases by using fumigation methods in remote areas that could not be reached either by land or bridges.