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  • Writer's picture Mark Moises Calayan

Baguio City receives P40M for anti-dengue plans

Updated: May 29, 2023


Baguio City, Philippines – Baguio City government prepares for the possible rise of dengue cases this rainy season with P40 million in funding from the Department of Health(DOH).


From January 1 to April 22 this year, the DOH has already monitored a total of 37,650 dengue cases in the country. In the Cordillera region, there were 883 cases of the said mosquito-borne disease for the first quarter of 2023.


With the start of the rainy season, cases of dengue are expected to rise.

In preparation, the City of Baguio is set to utilize a P40-million funding for its anti-dengue plans. Said budget was allocated by the DOH through its National Disease Prevention program that aims for a “dengue-free Philippines.”


Baguio City Public Information Office(PIO) reported that among the things the P40 million will cover include the purchase of larvicides for the barangays; contract of services of manpower to ‘prepare, implement, study, and evaluate’ dengue prevention programs; and the purchase of vehicle and fuel for mobilization.


The amount will also be used for microscopes, paraphernalia for specimen collection, uniforms, and PPEs, coordinating meetings and capability-building activities, Baguio PIO added.


Further, local assistance and other sources will be covered by the funding.


Last week, the Baguio City Anti-Dengue Committee (BCADC) convened for a meeting where the duties and functions of each member were assigned.


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