1.13.2014

PIA News Service - Friday, January 10, 2014

Surigao City reports zero case of measles in 2013

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Jan. 10 (PIA) – Surigao City is still free from measles that has affected some provinces in the country, a local health official said recently.

According to City Health Officer Emmanuel Plandano no cases of measles have been recorded in the city since last year, and this can be attributed to the intensified free anti-measles vaccination campaign done by the city health office in line with the nationwide campaign of the Department of Health.

Plandano said that a total of 2,540 school children were already vaccinated from 20 schools of the mainland and island barangays with full support of City Mayor Ernesto T.Matugas.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness. It can be very unpleasant and possibly lead to serious complications, including blindness and even death.

Anyone can get measles if they haven't been vaccinated with anti-measles vaccine, although it is most common in children aged between one and four years old.

The measles virus spreads very easily through millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

The initial symptoms includes cough and cold, red eyes, fever and greyish white spots in the mouth and throat.

Then after a few days a red-brown spotty rash will appear. It usually starts behind the ears, then spreads around the head and neck before spreading to the legs and the rest of the body. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DepEd SDN conducts spiritual enhancement seminar

By Darryl P. Pinabacdao

SURIGAO CITY, Jan 10 (PIA) — The Department of Education (DepEd)  Surigao del Norte Division conducted a one-day spiritual enhancement seminar for school administrators at the Provincial Convention Center, this city.

The activity aims to promote a positive, healthy self-image and to renew our insights, attitudes, perspective for New Year 2014 as they continue their quest for excellence in education.

The said event was participated by Education Program Supervisors, Coordinators, District Supervisors, Incharge secondary, elementary school Principals and Head Teachers from different schools. (DPP/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Surigao City Health Office bares decline of dengue cases

By Darryl P. Pinabacdao

SURIGAO CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA) — The communicable disease cluster coordinator, Gorosfe Menor said that cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the city is showing a downward trend compared to year 2012.

"Although the mosquito-borne disease remains a major health concern," Menor said.

She said that there’s a significant decrease from as high as 318 cases on the last monitoring, the number tremendously declined to 244 cases.

“May this momentum continue until no one will ever suffer of dengue,” Menor added.

Menor warned the public not to be satisfied of the good news since dengue is a reoccurring health problem and encouraged everyone to seek early treatment once symptoms of dengue such as, high fever for three consecutive days, severe headaches, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea and vomiting emerge.

She added that everybody must remain aggressive, especially in destroying the breeding grounds of mosquitoes to prevent the rise of dengue in their community. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


Cebuano News: P400 mil nga pundo alang sa TB DOTS aprubado na

Ni Annie Abis

SURIGAO CITY, Enero 10 (PIA) – Kantidad P400, 000 mil ka pesos nga dugang pundo pinansyal alang sa programang TB DOTS giaprubahan na sa Sangguniang Panlungsod ning dakbayan.

Gi-aprobahan na kagahapon sa mga miyembro sa Sangguniang Panlungsod atol sa ilang regular session ang dugang pundo pinansyal kantidad P400,000 alang sa programang TB DOTS dinhi sa syudad.

Sumala ni Dr. Emmanuel Plandano ang Health Officer sa syudad nga ang maong kantidad ipang- apod-apod kini ngadto sa upat ka mga dagkong Barangay Health Centers sa syudad nga mao ang Brgy. Taft, Washington, San Juan, Canlanipa ug Luna. (SDR/MICO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)