THE local government of Parañaque yesterday declared a state of calamity in 15 barangays due to an alarming dengue outbreak.
Parañaque City Administrator Fernando “Ding” Soriano said out of 16 villages in the city, only Barangay Martin de Forest has no record of or was not affected by dengue outbreak.
He said the city health department had reported four death due to dengue fever from the month of January up to September 21.
The declaration was approved by the city council which was based on the resolution and recommendation by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor Edwin Olivarez.
“Very alarming na ito at kinakailangan nang mag state of calamity na ang lungsod kasi out of 16 barangays ay isa lang ang hindi naapektuhan ng dengue,” Soriano said in an interview.
He added that the city health department is strictly monitoring cases of dengue in the affected barangays upon the order of the city mayor.