All doctors are reminded that it is an offense under Akta 342(Akta Pengawalan Dan Pencegahan Penyakit Berjangkit) if they fail to or delay the notification of communicable diseases. We are currently having an increase in cases of dengue fever and early notification is of paramount importance in the fight against dengue.
To make it easy for the busy doctors, the Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan has informed us that the only information needed when notifying cases of suspected dengue are basic information like age, sex and address of the patient. A phone number would be helpful as well. There is no need to wait for confirmation of the disease. Doctors may notify as long as there is suspicion of dengue. Notification should be within 24 hrs.
Just fax the information to Fax No: 03-26977720 (u/p Unit Penyakit Berjangkit)