BAIS CITY, Negros Oriental (PIA) — With more than 300 suspected dengue cases reported here, the Bais City government has now approved the quick response fund (QRF) to support the prevention and control measures of anti-dengue program in the city.
Mayor Mercy Goñi of Bais City said apart from the QRF, funds will be allocated for any assistance and supplies needed in the implementation of anti-dengue program of the City Health Office.
The local government has also donated to Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) P140,000 for the poor residents to avail the blood screening for free, Goñi said.
“However, indigent residents who have dengue cases now will be provided with immediate cash assistance,” the mayor said.
It is also reported that the number of suspected dengue cases in the province has reached over 2,000 with 11 deaths reported this year, majority of which were from Bais City.
Goñi directed all sanitation officers to visit and inspect all the households and educate the residents on how to control the spread of potential dengue-carrying mosquito breeding sites.
The mayor enjoined the residents to conduct proper waste management, cover water containers, do clean-up drives regularly especially in areas with stagnant water which are difficult to clean. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on Sept. 26, 2016)