CHO OKs water use in Limpapa PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:55

The City Health Office (CHO) has given the go-signal for residents of Limpapa to resume the usage of water supply, which was temporarily contained due to bacterial contamination.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos revealed that the barangay has resumed usage of water drawn from the said water supply after successive testing yielded negative results from bacterial infection.

“Na Limpapa ya puede ya kita man establish [water supply] ole,” said Agbulos. “After coming up with successive negative results, ya puede ya kita manda resume kanila usa di ila agua,” he added.

Recall that at least 79 people were hospitalized due to diarrhea resulting from E.coli bacterial contamination in the water source of Limpapa earlier this month. In response, the CHO sanitation team provisionally restricted the use of the water supply, and immediately initiated water treatment measures.

Residents were also advised to boil water before drinking and taught on proper preparation of sodium hypochlorite solution.

Meanwhile, CHO is also looking closely into reported incidents of diarrhea in other parts of the City. In the cases of diarrhea reported in Sinunuc, Agbulos said that investigations reveal that these cases were mostly due to parasitism and amoebiasis.

In another incident in Ecozone where 18 persons were admitted to the hospital, the health officer clarified that per the report of the Department of Health (DOH), this was due to food poisoning. — Jasmine Mohammadsali