With the alarming increase in Dengue cases, Mahintana through its Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK) project led the Oplan Kulob and Larva Survey on June 10, 2017 at Prk. Sta. Cruz, Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The activity provided the community with proper information about Dengue and encouraged them to practice preventive and control measures such as the Oplan Kulob which encourages individuals to turn upside down any container where mosquitoes can breed and multiply and through a larva survey, a strategy that mobilizes communities to search and destroy possible mosquito-breeding sites at 4 p.m. everyday. These methods can help instill cleanliness not only in every household but for the safety of the entire community.
Mr. Fregillana, Sanitation Inspector, was invited as the lecturer. He focused his topic mainly on the transmission of dengue virus and its breeding areas. Later, the participants were divided into groups and Ms. Ma. Theresa Catalan, PTFK Project Officer, assisted in conducting the Oplan Kulob and Larva Survey. A total of 387 households were surveyed out of 633 total households.
Hon. Octavio urged the barangay officials to replicate the dengue advocacy activities in other Puroks where high cases of dengue were reported and lead the campaign against the dreaded disease. It is important that communities need not only remember the information shared to them but to also practice what they know and maintain cleanliness in their surroundings.