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Davao Oriental vice-gov pushes for blood separator to aid dengue patients

By Neela G. Duallo

Mati, Davao Oriental (24 September) -- With 250 dengue cases recorded since January until August this year, Vice-Governor Mayo Almario strongly pushes to acquire a blood separator for the province.

This came after Mr. Henry Adlaw, Provincial Disease Surveillance Coordinator, and Ms. Marichu Diampon, Provincial Dengue Coordinator appeared in one of the regular sessions of the 13th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, revealing the Dengue status in the province.

From the 250 cases, one fatality was recorded in Dvo Or Provincial Hospital, and they disclosed that most of the Dengue patients were referred to the Davao Medical Center where there were also recorded fatalities.

The two Disease Coordinators revealed that as yet, the Province needs a blood separator, an instrument that segregates the red blood cells from the white blood cells and platelets of dengue patients.

"We have to have a blood separator. This is badly needed to be able to respond to dengue cases in the Province. The Integrated Provincial Health Office can do the canvass to determine the amount of the equipment. If it is very costly, then, at least, we can prepare for the needed budget, but if the price is within our reach, then we can and we should avail one immediately," he explained.

Almario furthered that all measures should be undertaken to save lives.

The Vice-Governor also calls for a strengthened information education campaign on dengue, particularly to the barangays and schools, as the public's awareness and cooperation has to be strengthened through "shocking" posters on the wrath of Dengue.

"We have to act together in the fight against dengue, and it should be a continuous fight, and it has to be now," he stressed.

In Mati, the local government, with the Malaria-Dengue Task Force is continuing their source reduction measures through continuous surveillance to the households of the different affected barangays.

Also, different Information Education campaign materials were distributed for wider knowledge and understanding of the residents on Dengue, aside from the regular meetings in the barangays where most dengue cases were recorded.

The Task Force is also successful in coming up with a weekly dengue advisory to update the public and warn them on the effects of dengue, and teach them to comply with dengue prevention measures, like eliminating breeding sites of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

As of the dengue advisory last week, four cases were confirmed in three barangays of Mati.

Two cases were recorded in Barangay Central, and two from Barangay Tagbinonga and Barangay Matiao. (PIA) [top]

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