Mayor supports health department’s ‘Oplan Kontra DLD’-A A +A
Monday, September 3, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Mayor Oscar Rodriguez expressed full support to the Department of Health (DOH)’s “Oplan Kontra DLD” that aims to prevent the spread of dengue, leptospirosis, and diarrhea, especially during the rainy season.
During the launch of “Oplan Kontra DLD” over the weekend, part of the two-day Regional Sanitation Summit held at King’s Royal Resort Hotel in Bacolor town, Rodriguez, chairman of the Regional Development Council, recognized the efforts of the DOH in safeguarding public health, and said he approves of undertakings that would lead to cleaner surroundings to minimize health threats, especially to Fernandinos who have been deeply affected by the floods in early August this year.
Rodriguez also noted the gravity of conducting sanitation inspection of establishments and restaurants around the city: “It is important to maintain good hygiene and cleaner surroundings if one wishes to be free from any of these diseases.”
Likewise, DOH regional director Leonita Gorgolon said, “This summit is very timely because people may have overlooked the possibility of acquiring such diseases after recovering from the recent calamity caused by the floods. Breeding places for mosquitoes are on the upsurge and so the need for extensive cleaning should be observed.”
She emphasized each citizen’s participation toward the success of the project and stressed that every household should keep in mind that everything should start from personal hygiene.
Gorgolon and Rodriguez jointly revealed ongoing work on a proposed sanitation indicator to show the seriousness of the City Government and DOH in “promulgating the essence of proper hygiene.”
The summit was attended by local officials from across the region and discussed measures for the implementation of “Oplan Kontra DLD,” which will directly involve cities, municipalities, barangays and households.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 04, 2012.