AN OFFICER of the tropical diseases and prevention control of the City Health Office (CHO) said they made extensive inspections to schools to assure student safety in the start of the school year.

Beth Banzon, coordinator of the Tropical Disease and Prevention Control of CHO, said Thursday that they assured the schools are dengue safe through inspections they did since summer up to the Brigada Eskwela.

"Pagkahuman sa eskwela, gilibutan na namo nang mga public schools. At the same time naa pud tay mga eskwelahan nga before pa sa ang Brigada Eskwela naa nata'y gibuhat nga intervention sama sa inter-residual spray kay naa man pud tay mga schools nga naay putyukan daghan kaayo to prevent them from biting parents na manlimpyo ato pud na siyang gina-asikaso," Banzon said.

According to Banzon, the current dengue hotspots recorded were the Barangay Tibungco, Tugbok, Talomo South, Toril and Calinan.

Barangay Tibungco is the highest with 10 cases and two deaths.

Banzon said that in private schools, they coordinated with the administrators of the schools and visited those who have reported cases of dengue.

Small breeding areas are found among the private schools but they are lucky because they have all personnel to maintain the area while the public schools do not have any.

Banzon invites everyone to support activities of the Dengue Awareness month that would start today in a city-wide dengue info-drive in San Juan, Agdao.