BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod here urged government agencies, barangay officials, schools, and communities to conduct the “4-o’clock habit para deng-get out!” vector control program, which aims to search and destroy mosquito breeding sites.
Councilor Cindy Rojas said she authored a resolution enjoining the private and public stakeholders to participate in said program following the Department of Health’s national dengue epidemic declaration on Aug. 6.
“This is in pursuant to the DOH’s Department Memorandum No. 2019 – 0307,” Rojas said.
Rojas, chairwoman of SP’s Committee on Health, cited the significant increase in the number dengue cases in the province.
“Basing on the figures gathered in 2019 and 2018, children from age 10-years old and below are becoming the most susceptible to dengue,” she said.
Rojas also called on all Bacolodnons to join proactive efforts such as clean up drive against the mosquito-borne disease.
“We must work hand in hand in order to combat this deadly disease by ensuring that our respective surroundings are clean,” she said./PN