Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dengue rises in Santo Tomas town

SANTO TOMAS -- Some 30 individuals from Purok 1 in Barangay Moras Dela Paz in Santo Tomas town are now afflicted with the dengue virus, the mayor confirmed Wednesday.

Mayor Lito Naguit said the dengue cases have been recorded by the municipal health office for the past two weeks, leaving one casualty from the same barangay.

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He assured residents, however, that the Municipal Government is on top of the situation and is doing all the necessary efforts to prevent the prevalence dengue cases in the locality.

“Nag-purchase na po tayo ng mga gamot na kailangan natin sa paglaban sa dengue. Nagkaroon na rin tayo ng fogging activity sa Barangay Moras para sa ating mga kababayan doon,” he said.

The mayor also stated that canalization project in the said area is ongoing to make sure that water will not get stagnant especially this rainy season.

“Ini-encourage din natin ang ating mga kababayan na maglinis ng kani-kaniyang bakuran para mawalan ng lugar na pweding pamahayan ng lamok na may dengue virus,” Naguit added.

Earlier, Governor Lilia Pineda instructed various district hospital chiefs to treat dengue patients at no cost, as the same will be shouldered by the Provincial Government. -by Herbert P. Mapiles

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