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Anti-Dengue Drive Intensifies in SDO San Juan with the Distribution of Olyset Mosquito Nets in Schoo

The Local Government of San Juan City thru the City Health Department in collaboration with the Schools Division Office of San Juan City, responded with utmost urgency in its drive to curtail the brunt effects of the looming dengue outbreak in the country by recently distributing sets of OLYSET Mosquito net rolls to all public schools in San Juan City last August 19, 2019 at the City Government grounds during the Flag Raising Ceremony.

The City Mayor, Hon. Francisco Javier M. Zamora, personally handed over the complete set of OLYSET Mosquito Nets to all school heads of the 13 schools in San Juan City. He was assisted by Dra. Rosalie Sto. Domingo, City Health Officer, Mr. Ritcher Quitevis, DMO IV from the DOH, together with Ms. Theresa Arbis, Nurse III and Mr. Rick Chua, Sanitation Officer from the City Health Office.

The said nets will aid in the preemption of the rapidly increasing number of dengue cases, at least in the schools wherein school age children are easy victims of this health problem. The Olyset nets, the first long-lasting insecticidal net, was distributed to schools to ensure that all necessary measures are being undertaken to prevent students from contracting the dreaded disease. With the installation of the treated nets on school windows, the mosquitoes would immediately die once it touches the net. The nets would last four to five years and must not be washed or it would lose its effectiveness by 20 percent.

Present in the turnover of the insecticide-treated nets were Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, Schools Division Superintendent, Mrs. Flordelisa D. Pereyra, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, all the School Heads in the Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, and all Parents-Teachers Associations.

The fight against dengue is not a DOH battle alone but with the help of the Local Government, Department of Education (DepEd), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), we can counter dengue threats.

Let us unite as one in achieving HEALTH FOR ALL in San Juan City!

Article written by:

Via May G. Solis-Popes (Senior High School Nurse II)

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