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HEALTH

7 die, 1,500 down by dengue in N. Cotabato

COTABATO CITY -- Health authorities in North
Cotabato have intensified campaign against cases of dengue as it noted rising
cases this year. Dr. Eva Rabaya, North Cotabato provincial health
chief, said from January to August 15 this year, the Integrated Provincial
Health Office (IPHO) recorded seven death in at least four towns.

This year, Rabaya said, the Provincial Epidemiology
and Surveillance Unit (PESU), listed 1,545 dengue cases which is 92 percent
higher as compared to the same period last year.

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Boy died, 4 ill after eating cassava in NCotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A four-year old boy died while his parents and other siblings landed in ahospital after eating cassava served during dinner in remote village in Pikit, North Cotabato on Wednesday evening, officials said. Muslima La, a midwife of Cruzado Clinic where the victims are being treated, identified the fatality as Mama Payag who died due to dehydration and severe stomach ache. The boy parents, identified as Edris and Tingga Payag and their three children Alibai, 4 Asarapia,6 and Ali, 8 all residents of Barangay Gli-gli, Pikit town.

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DOH-ARMM boosts drive on voluntary blood donation

COTABATO CITY– The Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) is intensifying its blood donation drive that would lead to a fully voluntary blood donation system at the grassroots level.On Thursday, August 13, DOH-ARMM conducted an advocacy orientation on National Voluntary Blood Service Program of the department to more than 20 municipal planning and development coordinators from the province of Maguindanao.The coordinators are expected to conduct orientation on voluntary blood donation and bloodletting activities at the grassroots level in their respective

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Insecticide room spray downs Mlang couple

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Health officials in Mlang, North Cotabato believed a China-made insecticide triggered the illness a couple had experience that landed them in the hospital.Dr. Jun Sotea,Mlang Municipal Health Officer, told DXND Radyo Bida thatthe couple, Pet and Manuel Mindarus, bought the aerosol spray and used it for their room when they started complaining ofnausea and abdominal disorder.Sotea said after learning of the incident, he ordered an investigation.

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Town mayor to constituentsand Let's stop dengue, now na!

KORONADAL CITY - Mayor Leonardo Escobillo of Tampakan, South Cotabatotoday rallied his people to join the campaign to destroy breeding sites of mosquitoes that cause dengue after a child died due to high fever.More than 100 others were downed by dengue in various villagesthat according to Escobillo is a preventable disease if everybody cooperates. I urged our people to work with village officials in cleaning our environment and our surroundings to destroy mosquito breeding sites, Escobillo said in interview by DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal. Let us stop dengue, now na! he added.

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Tampakan under state of calamity after child dies of dengue

KORONADAL CITY - A state of calamity has been declared in Tampakan, South Cotabato due to rising cases of dengue, the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council today said.A child was reportedly died due to complications after days of high fever.MilaLorca, PDRRMC officer, said the town council has approved a resolution putting the entire town under state of calamity so the local government unit can use its calamity fund to contain the dengue cases.Initial reports showed that more than 100 residents have been downed by dengue.Most of the affected residents were from BarangaysP

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Polvoron, Pastil, mushrooms down more than 20 persons

KIDAPAWAN CITY - More than 20 persons have been hospitalized due to alleged food poisoning case in North Cotabato and Maguindanao, officials said today.Six of them were from Pikit, North Cotabato, according toTahira Kalantongan, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO). They wererushed to Cruzado Medical Clinic after eating cooked rice during breakfast in Barangay Kabasalan. Kalantongan said the victims experienced nausea, stomach ache and loose bowel movement few hours after consuming the alleged contaminated cooked rice they bought in Pikit Public Market.

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DOH-ARMM conducts free immunization to school children

COTABATO CITY– More than 200,000 students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will receive free immunization from the region’s Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) within this month.Around 55,000 Grade 1 and 157,000 Grade 7 students from different public schools in the region are targeted to receive free immunization against measles, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria.

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Maguindanao peoples medical team serve Rajah Buayan pupils

COTABATO CITY - Students and teachersof a public school inRaja Buayan, Maguindanao were recipients Tuesday of a medical dental services from Maguidnanao's peoples medical team.Lynette Estandarte, head of Maguindanao peoples medical team, said medical services were extended to pupils ofBakat Elementary School. Free dental services, consultations and medicine distribution were also conducted.Estandarte said to ensure no complications during medication, the children were treated with healthy breakfastThe medical team partnered with the Army's6th

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Maguindanao IPHO intensifies drive vs. dengue, malaria

COTABATO CITY -- The Maguindanao Provincial Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has intensified drive against the deadly mosquitoes that cause dengue.Speaking over DXMS Radyo Bida, Dr.

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