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HEALTH

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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600 indigents avail of N. Cotabato medical, dental services

COTABATO CITY – More than 600
villagers, including senior citizens, have availed of the medical dental mission
extended by the North Cotabato provincial government in the town of Kabacan over the weekend.The indigents also availed of dental consultation,
tooth extraction, eye screening, and blood tests such as random blood sampling
(RBS) and complete blood count (CBC) under the Unlad Pangkalusugan Program” of
North Cotabato Gov. Governor Emmylou Lala” J. Taliño-Mendoza.

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T'boli mayor to poisoning victimsand Visit hospital

KORONADAL CITY -- Mayor Dibu Tuan ofT’boli, South Cotabato has appealed to his constituents who fell victims to possible food poisoning but did not avail of medication to see government health workers.Speaking over DXOM Radyo Bida, Tuan said he learned that there were residents of Purok Bliss, Barangay Poblacion, T'boli who suffered symptoms of food poisoning but opted not to show up at a hospital, hoping to recover and normalize soon.But Tuan said it is best for those who have participated in the protest against aerial spraying in Surallah to see health workers.At least 24 rally participan

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Breastfeeding station at So. Cotabato capitol building

KORONADAL CITY - A breastfeeding station will soon be establishedat the South Cotabato provincial capitol building to make the government facility baby-friendly.Nancy Aguilar, nutrition program coordinator of South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), told DXOM-AM Koronadalsaid the project will also help promote breastfeeding as healthy practice among mothers.Aguilar said the project is underway.She said it was in compliance with theExpanded
Breast Feeding Promotion Act of 2009.

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