Makati to offer free anti-dengue kits to 47K youngsters │ GMA Information On-line

Makati Mayor Abby Binay mentioned mother and father of some 47,212 public elementary college students can now choose up free anti-dengue kits in colleges.

Town authorities has started distributing the kits final August 11, together with the free college provides and uniforms underneath Venture FREE (Free Related and Glorious Training).

Every equipment comprises a 250 ml mosquito repellent lotion and a wrist band with 4 citronella capsules that last as long as three months per piece.

The initiative is a component of the native authorities’s marketing campaign to forestall dengue because the Makati Metropolis Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) recorded a whole variety of 334 dengue circumstances from January 1 to August 15.

Binay mentioned town retains its give attention to enhancing college students’ studying expertise and safety because it continues to conduct clean-up drives, preventive misting operations, and well being schooling seminars in barangays to forestall mosquito-borne ailments.

Town authorities inspired its residents to observe the “4S” technique of looking and destroying mosquito-breeding websites; securing self-protection measures (use of insect repellent sprays/lotions, lengthy sleeve shirts, and lengthy pants); in search of early session; and supporting fogging and spraying in hotspot locations.

The residents, at the identical time, are suggested to instantly report individuals with dengue signs to well being authorities.

Based on the Division of Well being, dengue signs embrace excessive fever that lasts as much as seven days, pores and skin flushing, bleeding of the nostril or gums, lack of urge for food, nausea, and vomiting.—Sherilyn Untalan/LDF, GMA Information



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