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Let's act early this time

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 10:12 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The disaster that was the chik-V episode several months ago is still very fresh in the minds of those of us who suffered the ill effects of the ailment. We recall that, at the time, it took a tragically long time for the health ministry to appear even mildly concerned about the matter. We recall also, talk that official communication on chik-V might have been subdued because of the impact such things could have on our treasured tourism product. Now that there is widespread realisation that mosquitoes are terrorising neighbourhoods again, I pray that this time, we won't be as foolhardy as we were before. The health ministry needs to act and it needs to act now. We, the people who fell victim to poor policies and the chik-V virus before, demand better this time around.

Concerned Resident