KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/01 June) – Anti-dengue fogging operations have been conducted in at least five public schools here in preparation for Monday’s school opening.
The health office and the city’s 911 Emergency Center here spearheaded the fogging operations.
Psalmer Bernalte, head of the 911 Emergency Center and the City Public Safety Office, said fogging operations were conducted at the Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School, Kidapawan City National High School, Suerte Elementary School, Saniel High School, and the Spottswood National High School, all located in the Poblacion.
The schools have at least 20,000 students.
Bernalte said the operations were aimed at ensuring schools are free from dengue-causing mosquitoes when classes start.
Citing cases from the health department, Bernalte said schools are prone to dengue virus, especially when they lack proper hygiene and sanitation.
He said the intensive fogging operations in schools were based on Mayor Joseph Evangelista’s continuing campaign against dengue.
June is dengue awareness month.
“Fogging operations are our proactive approach against dengue, being a public safety concern. This will ensure students and teachers are safe from all harm, especially against dengue-causing mosquitoes,” Evangelista said.
The operations started early Wednesday and continued until Friday. (MindaNews)