Zambo health office strengthens anti-dengue advocacy and campaign
June 25, 2014 12:21 pm
ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 23 — The local government through the City Health Office has strengthened its advocacy and campaign against dengue fever in line with the observance of the dengue awareness month.
City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said Tuesday that part of the advocacy is the conduct clean-up drive as well as “search and destroy” of breeding places of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
Agbulos said they have prioritized the conduct of clean-up and search and destroy campaign in the barangays of Talon-Talon, Tugbungan and Tetuan, which are the top three barangays with high number of dengue cases.
Agbulos said that there is a “slight increase” of 41 dengue cases for the month of May this year compared to that of the same month the previous year.
Agbulos’ office has recorded 333 dengue cases in May 2013 and 347 for the same month this year.
However, he noted the dengue cases for the month of June this year went down, brought about by the conduct of clean-up drive in the different barangays.
He called on the barangay officials and the public to come up with their own clean-up drive as well as search and destroy campaign in their respective locality.
He said they need the involvement of all sectors in the campaign to minimize if not eliminate dengue cases “because we cannot do it by ourselves.” (PNA)