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Malabon launches city-wide drive against dengue

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The local government of Malabon City conducted Saturday, July 23, a cleanup drive in the city’s 21 barangays as part of its campaign against dengue, according to a report by Manila Bulletinl

Mayor Jeannie Sandoval led the “Malabon City Wide Clean-up Drive,” along with the City Health Department, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), other local government offices, national government agencies, non-government organizations, barangay officials and residents. The activity started at around 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

According to the local government, the city listed a total of 650 dengue cases as of July 19.

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The city-wide cleanup drive was held along the streets and waterways in all the barangays, focusing on four areas with the most dengue cases – Barangays San Agustin, Tonsuya, Catmon, and Bayan-bayan.

“Tunay pong nakakabahala na ang pagtaas ng kaso ng dengue sa loob man o labas ng ating siyudad. Huwag na po nating hintayin na dapuan pa ang ating pamilya. Prevention is key to fight dengue. Ang kaligtasan mula sa sakit na dengue ay nag-uumpisasa ating mga tahanan (The increase in dengue cases within or outside our city is really alarming. Let’s not wait for our family to get infected. Prevention is key to fight dengue. Safety from the dengue disease begins in our homes),” Sandoval said in a video posted on Facebook on Saturday.

The mayor added that the activity is in support to the Department of Health’s (DOH) enhanced 4S campaign – search and destroy mosquito breeding sites, self-protection measures (daily use of mosquito repellent, wearing of long pants, and others), seek early consultation, support fogging/spraying only on hotspot areas where increase in cases were registered for two consecutive weeks- to prevent an impending outbreak of the disease.

“Bukod sa enhanced 4S, ang Malabon LGU ay mangunguna din sa pagpapatupad ng mga proyekto at aktibidad upang siguruhing malusog at ligtas ang lahat. Asahan po ninyo ang masigasig na pagtatrabaho ng ating mga tanggapan para tulungan ang bawat isa (Aside from the enhanced 4S, the Malabon LGU will also lead the implementation of projects and activities to ensure everyone is healthy and safe. Please expect our offices to work diligently to help each other,” she said.

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“Inaasahan ko po ang inyong isang daang porsyentong pagsunod sa mga patakaran, paglahok, aktibidad, at pagsuporta sa mga kampanya ng ating lokal at pambansang pamahalaan upang ating masugpo and dengue sa ating siyudad at magpatuloy ang ating ligtas at masaganang buhay (I look forward to your one hundred percent compliance with the policies, participation, activity, and support to the campaigns of the local and national government so that we can suppress dengue in our city and continue our safe and prosperous lives),” she added.

The local government said that it conducts regular cleanup drives, larvi-trapping, misting, and fogging, as well as seminars and lectures to boost its anti-dengue campaign.

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