ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government here will conduct fogging and misting operations in all the city’s 53 public schools to ensure the safety of children against dengue once classes for school year 2022 to 2023 starts.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the operations will start on August 1, coinciding with the “Brigada Eskwela” of the Department of Education.
“It is our utmost priority to safeguard the health of every Angeleño, especially our kids. As we all know, rainy season ngayon at may pandemya pa rin po (now and there is still also a pandemic),” Lazatin said in a statement.
Angeles City Economic Development Investment Promotions Office chief Irish Bonus has been preparing the schedule for fogging and misting while Executive assistant IV Reina Manuel ensures that logistics are readily available.
Members of the City Health Office Sanitation Division will conduct the fogging and misting in every public school.
The team, called Anti-Dengue Task Force, will be supervised by Manuel.
“This move of the city government is the initiative of Mayor Lazatin to contain the dengue-carrying mosquitoes and prevent them from further breeding,” Manuel said.
Isikiel Kim from the misting and fogging team said apart from the fumigation, the city government is also conducting the 4S strategy which stands for search and destroy; self-protection measures; seek early consultation, and say yes to fogging in case of outbreak against dengue.
Before the fumigation in public schools, fogging and misting and the observance of 4S strategy are being undertaken in the 33 barangays.
Kim said the city is also monitoring the dengue cases in hospitals to conduct fogging and misting where the patient resides. (PNA)