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CSF Supports DOH's Advocacies Against Dengue [ Tuesday, 3rd of July 2018 | 12 months ago ]

Environment sanitation and strict monitoring', these were emphasized by the Department of Health Region 3 and City Health Office of the City of San Fernando during the ASEAN Dengue Day on June 28, 2018.

Anchored with the theme "Kung Walang Lamok, Walang Dengue", the annual event was spearheaded by the Department of Health Region 3 and hosted by the Local Government of San Fernando through its City Health Office and attended by the city's barangay health workers and school personnel. In an aim to increase public awareness on how to control and prevent dengue, Department of Health Region 3 Asst. Director Dr. Ruben Siapno, urged the participants to make a responsible action to eradicate or lessen the dengue cases in the City of San Fernando by applying the '4S' program which stands for Search and Destroy, Self-protection, Seek Early consultation, and Say no to indiscriminate fogging. "Layunin namin dito sa DOH na maibahagi at maihatid sa inyo ang aming mga adbokasiya sa pagsugpo ng dengue, tayo po ay magtulungan at sama-samang gampanan ang ating responsibilidad," Siapno said. Communicable Disease Program Coordinator Dr. Renely Tungol discussed the city's best practices and programs being implemented to decrease dengue cases. While, DOH Region 3, RESU Nurse Ronna Cabantog presented the National Dengue Surveillance Update, wherein based on her report, most affected age group is 5-9 years old. For his part, Mayor Edwin 'EdSa' Santiago expressed his gratitude to the DOH Region 3 for conducting this kind of activity here in city. He stressed the importance of cleanliness to control the increase of dengue cases. "Dito sa Syudad San Fernando, kaligtasan at maayos na kalusugan ang inuuna dahil aanhin mo ang isang maunlad na pamayanan kung ang lahat ay hindi masigla at malusog, kaya naman hinahanay natin sa national government ang ating mga programa upang mas makasunod tayo sa mga tamang gawain," Santiago said. Meanwhile, the City Health Office, headed by Dr. Eloisa Aquino recognized some private and public hospitals for their active support to the Dengue prevention and control programs, and some barangays in the city who has a consistent low to zero case of dengue. Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Councilors Angie Hizon and BJ Lagman, School Governance and Operations Division Chief Fernandina Otchengco, and Lakan ning Kalikasan 2018/ Health Ambassador Peter Chollo Sotiangco graced the said activity.

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