Public urged to synergize vs. dengue

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 2 (PIA) — Health authorities in Capiz urged the public to work together to curb the dengue problem here.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Samuel Delfin (R) urges the public to work together to curb the dengue problem here. Also in photo are (L-R) Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Dr. Esteban Jose Contreras and Provincial Administrator Edwin Monares.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Samuel Delfin said preventing the breeding of mosquitoes by destroying their breeding sites is the best way to address the dengue disease that afflicted thousands of residents here.

Delfin, during the meeting of the Provincial Dengue Crisis Management Committee on August 2, said that the cooperation of everyone to do clean-up activities and sustain the drive is the most effective measure and cheapest way to prevent the disease.

He said there is a decline in the number of cases during the Morbidity Week 30, covering the period July 21 to July 27 which recorded 503 cases, compared to the 562 cases during Morbidity Week 29 covering the period July 14 to July 20.

On the other hand, Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Dr. Esteban Jose Contreras lauded the support and the cooperation of all the stakeholders in the community in the decline of cases during the recent monitoring morbidity period.

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Contreras, who chairs the SP’s Committee on Health, said that after the intensive conduct of clean up drive in all the municipalities and city here, there is a significant decline in the number of cases already.

“This is also attributed to social mobilization and the help of the media, local government units and national government agencies and everyone in the fight against dengue,” he said.

Department of Health-Capiz Information Officer Joeffry Espiritu gives updates on the deployment of health personnel by DOH in Capiz in view of the rise in dengue cases in the province. (PIA photo)

Record from the Provincial Health Office here showed that as of Morbidity Week 30 covering the period from January 1 to July 27, 2019, there are already 4,209 dengue cases in Capiz with 18 deaths already.

The figure is 988 percent higher than the 387 recorded dengue cases during the same period last year.

Of the total patients, the youngest is two months old and the oldest is 86 years old.

Meanwhile, Provincial Administrator Edwin Monares lauded the synergy of everyone in this drive against dengue.

He also called everyone to sustain this effort to eventually stamp out this disease. (LTP/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)


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