CHO initiates 2nd round anti-dengue cleanup PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:01

The City Government through the City Health Office initiates today, July 28, the second round of the massive clean-up drive dubbed “Zero Dengue, Act Now”, in barangays with the most number of registered cases of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease.

Involved in the clean-up today are barangays Sta. Maria, Pasonanca, San Roque, Cabatangan, Baliwasan, Calarian, Canelar and Tumaga.

City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos said the campaign is a multi-sectoral activity and intends to raise awareness of the different communities and households on the dengue disease amid the steady increase in the number of dengue cases registered in hospitals.

Foremost in the strategy to be used today is the search and destroy approach to rid the different barangays of the breeding places of dengue-carrier mosquitoes.     

“We hope that barangay officials and residents will support and cooperate with us in this simultaneous clean up drive”, Dr. Agbulos said stressing “ to zero-in on dengue, we appeal to residents to act now”.

Last Wednesday, the CHO initiated another anti-dengue effort—the Dengue Summit which turned out to be very successful with the participation of over 600 participants coming from all sectors of the city.

Experts on the dengue control that include Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag composed the list of resource speakers, who talked about the control and prevention of dengue.

As of press time, a total of 23 persons, mostly children succumbed to dengue out of the over 2,000 cases registered from January to present.

Dr. Agbulos, meanwhile, reiterated his call for all sectors to unite and support and cooperate in the effort to fight against dengue pointing out that the city government alone will not succeed in the campaign. — Sheila Covarrubias