Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Big pool of stagnant water near Lakeside MRT (refer 19 Sept posting)

Contributor sent this email to both the Minister for Health and the Minister for Environment and Water Resources on 19 Sept:

Dear ministers,

I think the authorities are not serious about exterminating aedes mosquitoes and stopping the spread of dengue fever.

On sat morning at 8-9am while i was at the park, Itook the trouble (and money) to use my mobile to call1800-x-dengue to report about stagnant water nearLakeside MRT. Detailed location including lamp-post location was given. (see http://www.denguealert.blogspot.com)

On sat at 11+am, I received a call by a NEA officer to ask for more info. I have no extra info to give. This (mon) afternoon about 3-4pm, I received a call from a Npark officer again asking for the location of the pool of stagnant water. Whether the stagnant pool is how many metres metres away from the jogging path. This mentality of taichi-ing responsibilties from one stat board to another (NEA, Nparks, JTC, PUB) must stop if we are serious to stop the spread of dengue fever.

Cant NEA just visit the reported site ASAP and assess the situation instead of calling me up to check ? If the pool is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, from SAT morning to tomorrow, hundreds of aedes mosquitoes may have breed and spread more dengue.

Hopefully, JTC does not have to call a public tender before they can re-level this depression.

4 Comments:

At 6:11 PM, Blogger snowfox_my said...

Can I use the Data yuou collected. Got a idea , hopefully can help to make life easier for all, except for the Mosquitoes.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Dengue Alert In Singapore said...

No Problem.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger snowfox_my said...

Thank you.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger snowfox_my said...

Thank you.

 

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