STATE OF CALAMITY DECLARED:
LGU launches intensive campaign against dengue
With the alarming increase in the number of dengue cases in the Municipality of Miagao, the local government, through a resolution filed by the Sangguniang Bayan, placed the entire municipality under the State of Calamity on September 9, 2013.
The declaration allowed the use of the Quick Response Fund for dengue related programs and activities. Dengue suspected patients will enjoy free full medical and laboratory expenses – to include CBC, platelet and NS1 examinations with free medicines (IV fluids and paracetamol). Once confirmed with dengue, the patient will be immediately referred to hospitals for confinement.
As this developed, the Municipal Health Office continues the conduct of intensive pulong-pulong (health education campaign) with priorities given to the top 10 barangays positive with dengue. During the pulong-pulong, the barangay folks are given and taught the administration of the kiti-kiti X – a formula that could kill mosquito larva. They are also encouraged to continuously implement the Operation Kaya-Kulob in their community and religiously follow the 4S Kontra Dengue Campaign.
At the First Aid Clinic, the education campaign is also active. Health information on dengue is given to patients while waiting for their turn to be consulted by the doctors.
As of September 9, 2013, the MHO has recorded 186 cases of dengue, with 2 deaths, in the Municipality. The figure placed the Municipality in the number 10th spot with the highest number of dengue victims in the entire Iloilo Province. With the intensified campaign against the dreaded disease, Mayor Macario N. Napulan hopes for the situation to be normalized as quickly as possible.