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Dengue cases in Baguio decreased

During the Lucban District anti-dengue health fair with the theme “Search and Seek”, last June 15, city health officer, Dr. Rowena Galpo disclosed that there are only 64 dengue cases in Baguio for the period January to June 10. “This is an eight-fold decrease or 875.34 percent decrease compared to the same period last year with 703 dengue cases,” Galpo said. Meanwhile, so as to decrease breeding sites of dengue-carrying mosquitoes, the city government of Baguio through the Health Services Office launched an anti-dengue program dubbed “Juan Tireless Day” during the said fair.

City continues monitoring 4Ps beneficiaries

In his weekly forum, mayor Mauricio Domogan disclosed that the city continues monitoring the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries if they are complying with the terms and conditions set by government.

The impact of pantawid program on health has been reported that there are no maternal death cases of identified 4Ps this year which is an indication of an effective and efficient delivery on health services.

Techno Pinoy Center in Baguio for farmers

With the aim of strengthening and intensifying the agricultural center in the city of Baguio, the Baguio City Agriculture and Fishery Council-Farmers and Information Technology Services Center (CAFC-FITS) also known as the Techno Pinoy Center was recently established at the City Veterinary Office at Slaughterhouse Compound.

Environmental summit

With the theme, “Sustaining shared responsibility in solid waste management through convergence,” regional and local executives, environment officers and concerned individuals came together during the three-day summit last week, here in the city.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan who welcomed the delegates focused on individual and community efforts in preserving the environment, through regular clean-ups and re-greening. Abuse and destruction of the environment somehow result to cruel retaliation to inhabitants, sometimes claiming innocent lives, the mayor said.

Blood donation information

The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) accepts blood donors, and not just for World Blood Donors Day, nurse Charlyn Tagabing emphasized during the Kapihan at the health secretary’s cottage last week.

Tagabing, Senior Health Program Officer of the Department of Health (DOH) urged able-bodied citizens to donate blood to save lives, with intervals of at least three months, after proper screening by a trained professional.

City launches anti-dengue program

The local government through the city Health Services office Thursday launched an anti-dengue program dubbed “Juan tireless Day” to help in curbing the breeding grounds of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in the households in the city’s barangays.

Dra. Donabel Tubera, CHSO Medical Officer IV, disclosed under the program, members of the district health and sanitation teams in the barangays will conduct the necessary visitations to the households in their areas of jurisdiction to look for unused and stored ties.

35 percent of Baguio women are smokers

The City Health Services office is alarmed over the increasing number of women who are involved in smoking based on a study conducted to ascertain the level of smoking among residents in the city.

Dra. Donabel Tubera, CHSO Medical Officer IV, said based on the study, 34 percent of every 100 individuals in the city are said to be smokers which is way above the national average of 23 percent.

Healthy lifestyle to combat kidney disease

Regional health authorities underscored the practice of healthy lifestyle by the people starting from their childhood will greatly help in preventing them from contracting the dreaded chronic kidney disease.

Dra. Amelita M. Pangilinan, assistant regional director of the Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR), said one of the reasons that were pinpointed on the rapid increase in kidney patients is the eating of processed foods which are rich in salt and other condiments that tend to affect the operation of the kidneys.

Truckers urged to attend public hearing on June 20

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the numerous truckers affected by the implementation of the city’s new truck ban ordinance to attend the public hearing on the proposed amendments to the questioned legislative measure which will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the City Council session hall, to air their grievances relative to the said measure.

Fencing of Busol watershed to continue amidst snags

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that concerned government agencies, the local government and their private partners will still pursue the fencing of the Baguio portion of the Busol watershed amidst several snags which were found to be easily resolved through the conduct of relocation surveys and consultations with the concerned parties.