San Fernando boosts anti-dengue drive-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Amid the rising threats of dengue, which accompanies the rainy season, the City Government of San Fernando has strengthened its drive and implemented added measures to fight the deadly illness.
Mayor Edwin Santiago, who led an inspection of several barangays in this city Tuesday, told Sun.Star Pampanga that the City Government led by the City Health Office is conducting simultaneous sanitation and clean-up drives to prevent any possible outbreak.
Currently, the city has no dengue casualty.
"We are putting in preventive measures. In fact, we have prioritized our anti-dengue program and strengthened our Barangay Anti-Dengue teams to prevent any outbreak or epidemic," he said.
Santiago said the City Government conducts minimal fogging of possible breeding sites, but are focusing on the cleaning of canals and stagnant pools of water in villages.
"In fact, we just thoroughly clean-up canals and areas with stagnant waters in several barangays starting with Juliana. We encourage our fellow Fernandinos to participate in the drives by starting in their own homes," he added.
Santiago also said that a simultaneous clean-up drive across the city will be held this month.
"Our administration is very keen on the health and safety of Fernandinos. We must remain in preventive and pro-active modes to avoid any deaths from dengue and other diseases in times like this," he said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 04, 2013.