The city government has set all Thursdays of July as cleanup days throughout the city against the increasing cases of dengue.
City health officer Rowena Galpo on Tuesday said they launched the “Denguerra Day Thursday (War Against Dengue Thursday)” where residents and village officials will hold mass cleanup activities.
“This does not prevent anybody from doing it everyday to assure that they do not have dengue-carrying mosquitoes or any mosquito breeding near their residences,” she said.
She also urged residents to do “Oplan Taob” by looking for any containers with stagnant water and turning them over to prevent them from becoming mosquito breeding sites.
She said the city government is heightening its activities against dengue as health service records show that the number of barangays with a clustered incidence of dengue has doubled from the previous week’s 13.
“The city is serious in combating dengue which is now a health threat,” she said, adding that the cases have reached an epidemic level.
She said the anti-dengue campaign will be assessed for a possible extension if necessary. (PNA)