Compassvale Road, in Sengkang, has been identified as a Dengue cluster. We have been told, through print, web and TV media, to do the mozzie wipeout, and exhorted to anything and everything to prevent mosquitos from breeding. Yet, we have this potential monster of a breeding ground just next to an identified cluster.
|Picture taken on 20 July 2014, from the overhead bridge near Kopitiam Square|
|Picture taken on 2 August 2014. from the overhead bridge near Kopitiam Square|
|Picture taken on 2 August 2014. Kopitiam Square is at the back.|
The tented event is over, everyone has gone home. Now the mosquitos can move in? Its really a waste of everyone's time and effort getting into the wipeout mode when the civil authorities (Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council?) may be part of the problem in the first place. This place hosted a similar tented event earlier, the damage of which has not healed completely (left side of the picture). Shouldn't they have insisted on a complete restoration of the grounds before even allowing for another event to take place?
P.S. This field is located behind Compass Point, Sengkang, just next to the Compassvale dengue cluster:
|Source: www.x-dengue.com. Retrieved 2 August 2014|