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Form dengue task
forces, LGUs urged

The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday passed a resolution urging town and city governments in the province to create task forces to step up the battle against rising cases of dengue.

The resolution was authored by Board Member Miller Serondo, SP Committee on Health chairman, who said the Provincial Health Officer has no control over town and city health offices, and can only give advise and make suggestions on how to fight dengue.

The local governments themselves must take the lead, he said.

The fight against dengue should be a concerted effort of the government and private sector, he also said.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday also called on the mayors of the towns and cities to act on the dengue problem.

Fifteen people have died of dengue in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City this year.

In Negros Occidental, dengue cases have reached 2,511 from January 1 to June 22 this year with 10 deaths, which is 717 percent higher than the 307 cases in the same period last year, with three deaths, the Provincial Health Office reported.

In Bacolod City, 1,489 dengue cases have been reported in the first two quarters of this year with five deaths, or 819.14 percent higher than in the same period last year, with only 162 cases.*CPG



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