Facebook Twitter Youtube E-Mail

Health

City keeps eye vs stray dogs, hot meat, illegal vendors

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — This pilgrim city since last week began identifying roads and parcels of lots where ambulant vendors coming from outside of the city will be allowed to display and sell their wares.

The effort is being undertaken to prevent them from occupying areas that, if not given appropriate action, would affect the flow of any civic or religious activity that forms part the grand celebration of the annual Peñafrancia fiesta.

Considered as Bicolandia’s biggest annual regional event, this year’s Penafrancia festivities will be held from September 1-22. It is believed to surpass the volume of guests, pilgrims and devotees that it had last year as it was traditionally observed that the number of guests increases every year. Police calculated a crowd estimate of 2.5 million people coming to the city this year.

  • September 9th 2016
  • Posted in Health
  • No Comments

‘Models for healthy lifestyle’ to be feted

By Jason B. Neola

THE Department of Health’s “Belly Gud Pilipinas Go 4 Health” contest which was adopted by the city government here has formally ended on September 28, this year.

The waist-reduction challenge concluded with the conduct of final measurement of the waist lines of the 9 participants which determined who among them was the “biggest loser” or had dropped more pounds of weight after undergoing healthy diet and regular physical exercises in a span of six months. Originally, the competition started with 19 participants until it trimmed down to 9.

Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Joframel Paz, head of the Technical Working Group, said the “City Hall’s models for healthy lifestyle” will be given recognition in an awarding ceremony to be held on October 15, this year, at the Naga City People’s Mall.

  • October 16th 2015
  • Posted in Health
  • No Comments

City Health Office advises: “Get that 4 o’clock habit!”

By Jason B. Neola

NAGA CITY — The City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) of the City Health Office here has recorded 206 cases of dengue from January 1 to September 28, this year. The figure allowed the unit to register a 73% increase in dengue cases as there were only 119 cases registered for the same period in 2014.

The figure was summed up from reports from the Bicol Medical Center, Mother Seton Hospital and St. John Hospital, all based in this city, being the recognized medical institutions by the Department of Health as sentinel hospitals, from which the data on dengue cases can officially be culled for purposes of establishing trends.

No death due to dengue was recorded in the reports dispatched to CESU by any of the 3 medical institutions.

In her report to City Health Officer Dr. Vito C. Borja II, CESU Disease Surveillance Officer-Designate Maria Divina Corazon Onza said that it was the 34th morbidity week (or MW 34), which covers the August 29, 2015 to September 4, 2015 period, which has the highest number of dengue cases among the 4 morbidity weeks (MW 32, MW 33, MW 34 and MW 35) in the clustering of cases that occurred from January 1 to September 28, this year. It was in these 4 weeks when dengue was reported to be at its peak.

  • October 13th 2015
  • Posted in Health
  • No Comments