In line with the opening of classes this month, the City Health Office will be carrying out health and sanitary inspections in schools.
City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said sanitary inspectors will be making rounds in schools to check in on sanitary conditions of schools, particularly canteens and ambulant vendors who will be serving food and food products to students.
The City Health is part of the Brigada Eskwela, and together with the Department of Education and other partners, conducts close inspection of sanitary permits, sanitary conditions, and other health needs of schools.
Fumigations were carried out in schools as part of the preparation for school opening in line with the rise in dengue cases in the city, Miravite said.
In addition, Miravite wants teachers to help in disseminating crucial information about dengue to prevent further cases.
“We will also tap the teachers para man advocate how to get protected el maga kids na schools,” she said.
She said that dengue-carrying mosquitoes are particularly active between 7 AM and 4 PM. (Jasmine Mohammadsali) (photo credits: Kathy Wee Sit/owner)