WITH THE alarming dengue cases in the Summer Capital, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has signed Administrative Order 085, authorizing the conduct of synchronized clean-up drive and search and destroy activity as part of risk reduction management to mitigate the impact of dengue.
Earlier, Domogan directed all constituents, barangays, schools and universities, church organizations, government and private office of Baguio to do their part in fighting the mosquito-borne disease through the “Oplan Alis Kiti-Kiti, Goodbye Dengue”.
Based on the entomological survey done in some barangays, Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus has been the primary mosquito seen in the city.
Though dengue is fatal, it can be preventable through concerted efforts among the members of the household, community, government and private sector in order to mitigate the impact of dengue fever to the city’s population by synchronizing all available efforts to rid the dengue carrying mosquitoes among others, stressed the mayor.
Thus, Domogan ordered for the conduct of a synchronized clean-up drive and “search and destroy” activity simultaneously in all the 128 barangays in Baguio on August 13 and September 10.
“All barangay officials are designated to lead, oversee and mobilize all to do this mass action, and at the same time to activate organized groups in the barangay such as the Community Health Teams (CHTs), Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), Barangay Risk Reduction Management Committee (BRRMC) to monitor that the search and destroy activity is done by each household daily,” stressed Domogan.
Domogan reiterated it is the responsibility of every individual to sustain the search and destroy activity in a daily manner to eliminate possible breeding sites of mosquito-causing dengue.
The City Health Services Office has been conducting misting in clustered breeding areas/sites in some barangays in the city. (Jho Arranz/PIO)