/ 10 June 2022

SENATOR Christopher ‘Bong’ Go urged schools and local government units to be more vigilant against dengue fever following the sharp rise in cases reported in several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao.

Go said everyone should be prepared to avoid and control possible outbreaks of rainy-day diseases such as dengue while the country is still dealing with Covid19.

“Malaki po ang epekto ng malinis na kapaligiran sa pag-iwas natin sa mga sakit. Kaya naman umaapela ako sa mga komunidad natin na panatilihin natin na malinis ang ating kapaligiran, lalu na kapag may stagnant water na pinamamahayan ng mga lamok,” he added.

“Panatilihin nating malinis ang mga eskuwelahan lalo na‘t marami na ang nagsasagawa ng face-to-face classes,” he said.

The Department of Health reported an increase in cases of dengue infections in Negros Occidental, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Bacolod City, Aklan and Capiz.

Increase in cases have also been reported in the Davao region.

In light of the threat posed by Covid19, dengue fever and other diseases, Go encouraged the government to ensure that public hospitals have sufficient bed capacity and capability to accommodate ailing Filipinos.