Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan intensifies awareness campaigns and strict surveillance against dengue

CITY OF MALOLOS – Rain or shine, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Health Office-Public Health (PHO-PH) steps up in the fight against dengue by conducting several activities and campaigns to further curb the rising cases in the province.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando issued Memorandum DRF-04202022-134 last April 20, 2022 instructing the city/municipality mayors and barangay captains to have the initiative and to step up in implementing activities that will help Bulakenyos with its fight against dengue even if they are residing in the most remote areas of the community.

In line with this, a simultaneous cleaning activity was conducted last June 15, 2022 with the participation of the barangay captains, Home Owners Association and other sectors.

The PGB also continues to purchase dengue chemicals that are being distributed to the cities and municipalities and conducts regular distribution of Dengue NS1 kits to public hospitals and rural health units (RHU).

Further, PHO-PH leads in conducting awareness activities to different sectors regarding dengue including volunteer workers, barangay captains, PWDs, senior citizens, scholars’ association, etc. and distribution of information materials in every barangay.

Meanwhile, Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando ordered strict surveillance to the areas with dengue hotspot and clustering of cases which are the priority for intervention.

“Doblehin pa natin ang pagbabantay sa mga lugar na may hotspot, ‘yung mga may clustering ng cases. Unahin natin na masugpo at maubos ang mga lamok na nagdadala ng dengue at linising maigi ang mga lugar na ‘yan. Siguruhin na regular na isinasagawa ang spraying at fogging upang tuluyang mawala ang mga lamok na dengue carrier,” the governor said.

As of July 30, 2022, Bulacan has recorded a cumulative total of 9,901 dengue cases.

Aside from this, PHO-PH also reminded the Bulakenyos to be extra careful since apart from dengue and COVID-19 virus, there is also a threat of monkeypox virus in the country wherein according to the Department of Health, symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fever and rashes which can be transmitted to humans through close contact (wounds, body fluids and respiratory droplets) with an infected person or animal, or with contaminated materials. ###