Simultaneous clean up in brgys set on April 28 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:57

The City Health Office Monday met with officials from barangays with highest number of dengue cases in a bid to curb the rising trend of the mosquito-borne disease.

This, as City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos reported a total of 608 cases of dengue since January 1 to April 23. Of the total number, 8 were fatal, most of whom were children.

Barangay Tumaga recorded the highest number of dengue cases at 53 followed by Tugbungan with 42, Guiwan 39, San Roque 39, Tetuan 34, Sta. Maria 32, Putik 24, Sangali 23, Pasonanca, 22 and Canelar 21.

Dr. Agbulos said the meeting included a re-briefing session on how to combat the said disease through the search and destroy formula. Potential breeding places on each barangay involved were identified as part of the action plans that are expected to be carried out by the participating officials.

As agreed during the meeting, the hard hit barangays will conduct a simultaneous clean-up drive on April 28 as an aggressive campaign to mitigate the alarming increase of dengue cases.

Agbulos has been consistently urging the public to continuously observe the cleanliness routine so as to deter possible breeding chances for mosquitoes that might become carrier of the dreadful disease.

The City Health Officer underscored that the cases of dengue could easily be neutralized before it reaches an alarming level if everybody will not be complacent in observing and practicing the already-known ways on how to “search and destroy” the breeding places of mosquito-carriers.

“If possible, I urge all the barangays not only those that belong to the top 10 list to intensify their clean-up drive in their own barangay so that potential cases of dengue will be prevented,” Agbulos advised.

Present during the said meeting were barangay chairpersons and officials from Tumaga, Tugbungan, Guiwan, San Roque, Tetuan, Sta. Maria, Putik, Sangali, Pasonanca and Canelar. — Richard Aliangan