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Te Klang Mu-nicipal Council has comeunder re or "not contain-ing" a dengue outbreak which led to the death o a42-year-old mother o ve onFeb 3.Te amily o Maria Rath-nasamy
claim the coun-cil did little as neighboursand other amily membersgot inected weeks beore thehousewie succumbed to the virus."We are not satised with MPK as they didn't takeany action," said her husband, S Jeyabalan, at the engkuAmpuan Rahimah Hospital (HAR).He said MPK personnel were only seen ogging roadsides in their neighbourhood o Lebuh Berangan,Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, two days beore she died.Te deceased's brother, David, said Maria's 15-year-old son Jairus, cousins Paul, 15, and Elisha David 16came down with dengue between Feb 26 and Feb 27.David said their neighbours were inected much ear-lier and the outbreak there was conrmed by a doctor ata nearby Port Klang clinic who treated the cousins.Te doctor also told the amily that MPK was awarebecause it was standard practice or dengue cas-es to be reported to thecouncil as well as theHealth Department."Te council couldhave prevented thedeath i they had actedaster to contain theoutbreak." said LukeRaj, a member o theamily.However MPK hasdenied the allegation."We responded rightaer we got the den-gue report and our o-cers were on the scenetwo days aer the complaint was lodged," said MPKcommunications and public complaints director Nor-za Mahz.She said aer the cases are reported, MPK conductssite visits, ollowed by ogging the area a ew times a week between 5.30pm-8pm."We already did everything we could and even triedto respond immediately aer we got the report," shesaid.
Council blamedfor not containingdengue outbreak
Jeyabalan (in red) and family members claiming his wife'sbody at the HTAR mortuary on Feb 3.
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