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LGU continues thermal fogging to abate dengue cases

The Local Government Unit of Tacurong City continued its fogging operations in the barangays to eliminate the breeding grounds of moquitoes and to lessen the growing number of dengue cases in the city.

The fumigation came on the heels of the rising cases in Tacurong making it a hotspot area. Report from Office for City Health Services recorded 381 dengue cases as of first week of July.

The LGU made stops in three school this morning of July 27: San Emmanuel National High School-Annex in San Pablo, San Emmanuel Elementary School, and Casilda Venus Elementary School both located in Barangay San Emmanuel.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Rodrigo Jamorabon led the team in fogging operations composed of other personnel from City Environment and Natural Office and Health Office.

Mayor Angelo ‘Roncal’ Montilla has ordered the offices involved to intensify the campaign against dengue. He also urged the people of doing their share of eliminating breeding grounds of mosquitoes in their own households.

DOH has already recorded 10,068 dengue cases in Region 12 including 46 deaths. Cotabato Province showed the highest number of cases at 3,411, but it was Sultan Kudarat that recorded the most number of deaths at 19.

In Tacurong, five barangays have been declared as high-risk areas for dengue: San Pablo, Poblacion, New Isabela, Upper Katungal, and Baras. (LGU Information)

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Tacurong City Begins Fight Against Dengue

“Health is Wealth” reminded City Vice Mayor Joseph George Lechonsito as he spearheaded the ABKD or Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue, an anti-Dengue campaign of the City of Tacurong.

The campaign began with a fogging of high risk areas, starting with Brgy. San Emmanuel and Scout Camp campsite in Brgy. New Carmen on October 7, 2015 and Brgy. San Pablo on October 13, 2015.

Through the Office of the City Mayor, the City Health Services Office, and CENRO, a larvae study was conducted in four high risk/dengue sensitive barangays last May 2015. The study was able to produce ABKD, a dengue prevention and control measure, which begins with the 4 S’s of Dengue:

  • Search and destroy areas where mosquitoes thrive,
  • Seek early consultation from the City Health Services Office, Barangay Health Stations, or Private Medical Doctors,
  • Self-protection measures including mosquito repellents, and
  • Say No to Indiscriminate Fogging.

Aside from the City Government-led fogging and larvicide distribution, ABKD will also continue to conduct information drives to educate Tacurongnons and thus encourage them to cooperate and support the fight against dengue in their very homes. The City Government will also provide ovitraps and treated nets to schools in affected barangays.

As of the 3rd quarter of 2015, there were 69 reported cases of dengue and 2 reported deaths from 10 barangays. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong)

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