Zamboanga City sets noise barrage vs dengue-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
THE Zamboanga City Government, through the City Health Office (CHO), will hold a noise barrage on Friday to arouse the awareness of the local populace against dengue.
The noise barrage, which will be held by way of motorcade, will kick off from the CHO compound in Pettit Barracks passing through the different villages in both the east and west coasts.
The CHO has recorded over 200 dengue cases with four fatalities from January 1 until February 11 this year.
City health officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said the motorcade will also culminate at CHO compound and will be followed by a meeting of all stakeholders.
During the scheduled stakeholders' meeting, Agbulos said action plans and other measures intended to help reduce or bring down the number of dengue cases will be tackled.
On Monday, Mayor Celso Lobregat has called on the residents to renew efforts to conduct search and destroy of breeding grounds of dengue carrier mosquitoes in their respective communities.
Lobregat said anti-dengue efforts should start at each and every household where there are potential breeding areas of the dengue carrier mosquitoes.
The mayor said the potential breeding places of dengue carrier mosquitoes include clean stagnant water, canals, flower vases, old tires, gutters and piles of garbage.