ALL police regional health units have been ordered to join local hospital and health authorities in combating the dengue epidemic in their areas as the government has declared a national dengue epidemic, Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard M. Banac said yesterday.
“Nagpalabas na ng kautusan ang ating Chief PNP, General Oscar Albayalde sa ating Health Service tungkol sa agarang paghahanda ng buong PNP sa paglaban ng sakit na dengue. Inatasan din niya ang buong PNP Health Service to fully cooperate with local hospitals sa mga regions para maitaas ang awareness laban sa sakit na dengue,” the PNP spokesperson told the Journal Group.
Although there are no recorded cases of policemen afflicted by dengue so far, the official said that the PNP Health Service headed by Brig. Gen. John D. Luglug has also ordered all its regional units to check on the health of police personnel and their families specifically those living in police camps.
“Ang isang priority natin ay tingnan ang kalusugan ng lahat ng ating kapulisan maging ang kanilang pamilya upang hindi magkasakit at hindi maapektuhan ang trabaho,” Banac said.
The PNP-HS has also prepared its medical staff and facilities for dengue patients while leading a “4 ‘o clock fumigation scheme” in all police camps and facilities nationwide to fight the presence of dengue-spreading mosquitoes.
With Jun Christopher Balangatan