DOH targets rabies-free MIMAROPA next year
- Saturday June 22, 2019
- By Rich Reduble
The Department of Health (DOH) wants MIMAROPA region to be rabies-free by 2020.
The Department of Health (DOH), together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial government, sealed a partnership with each other for the conduct of a massive vaccination program to achieve the region’s goal to become rabies-free by next year.
In support to this initiative, the Provincial Veterinary Office will conduct vaccination en masse from June 24-26, 2019, in Narra and Roxas towns.
“Pinili natin yung dalawang munisipyo na may presence ng rabies… Ito yung bayan ng Narra at Roxas… Sa June 23, magsasagawa tayo ng meeting kaugnay nito and then sa June 24 onwards, doon na yung mismong activity natin… Noon, nagkaroon ng kaso yung Aborlan pero agad naman natin itong na-control,” said Dr. Juanito Pio Lledo, head of the Provincial Veterinary Office.
During the activity, they will also extend services for pet dogs like castration, ligation, registration, treatment and other services.
“Ito ay pamamaraan para sa population control… Kailangan din na maging responsible yung mga nag-aalaga ng aso para maiwasan yung pagkalat ng rabies… tuluy-tuloy yung activities natin nauna lang yung Puerto Princesa,” Dr. Lledo added.
The Provincial Veterinary Office further urged the public to avail of the services and visit the municipal hall of Narra and Roxas for more details.
“Gusto kong manawagan sa mga namumuno na parating po yung team natin na magsasagawa ng malawakang pagbabakuna at pagkakapon, mangyari po sana na bigyan natin ng pansin para maging successful itong aktibidad… mayroong target na 200 heads sa Roxas at 200 heads sa Narra… Sa mga barangay kapitan, municipal veterinary aide at barangay tanod, na tulungan yung ating team,” he said.