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PGB steps up to curb dengue cases

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  • Hazel H.
  • 5 years ago

Since the declaration of National Dengue Epidemic of the Department of Health (DOH) early last month, several barangay clean up drives against the spread of dengue carrying mosquitoes have already been conducted in the municipalities of Samal, Orani, Morong and Hermosa.

According to Punong Barangay Katrina Chi Reyes of Barangay Silahis, Orani, they started including search and destroy of mosquito breeding sites in their weekly clean up, early August, as part of their compliance to the 1Bataan Seal of Healthy Barangay program and DILG’s Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project. LGUs, barangay residents, and 4Ps beneficiaries volunteered to participate in the activity. Reyes said since they started declogging drainage/canals and stagnant waters were emptied, it has lessened the mosquitoes in their area and no dengue case has been reported yet.
Meanwhile, in Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Samal, at least 40 people composed of teachers, parents, and barangay council members led by PB Hector Forbes, conducted search and destroy operation at Samal South Elementary School.

Officials of Barangay Binaritan, Morong also conducted “Sabayang 4 o’clock habit para deng-get out” activity in the area beside the slaughter house of Morong Public Market.
In Hermosa, the Municipal Health Office intensifies public awareness on 4’s strategy against dengue which involves search and destroy operation, self protection measures, seeking early consultation for fever, and saying yes to fogging in the area.

Also supportive of the campaign of DOH against dengue, the Provincial Crime Laboratory Office led by PLT Marvin Tacdol conducted a clean up drive within the vicinity of their building at the Capitol compound last Saturday.
Despite the decrease in reported dengue cases and deaths in the province, the Department of Health and Provincial Health Office are still committed to completely eradicate dengue cases in the province.

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