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DILG chief calls on local, health leaders to conduct clean-up drive 08/18/2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DILG chief calls on local, health leaders to conduct clean-up drive

08/18/2011
In a bid to prevent the spread of dengue cases in the country, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo yesterday called on all governors, city and municipal mayors, barangay chairmen, including local health officers to conduct clean-up activities in their respective localities.

In a directive, Robredo enjoined local officials to conduct search and destroy operations of all potential breeding places of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in their areas of jurisdiction.

Local officials were also urged to enforce environmental sanitation such as dredging of clogged canals, esteros and other waterways; prune thick bushes or tree branches; remove or drain receptacles containing stagnant water; and conduct information drive on environmental control of breeding sites, especially in endemic areas.

Robredo issued the directive amid reports from the Department of Health (DoH) that dengue cases in the country, from January 1 to July 23 reached to 38,876 or 25.85% lower compared to 52,428 cases in 2010. Also, this year’s recorded number of deaths is at 226, wherein victims are mostly children..... MORE

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