MANILA (DWDD) – Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, on Hearts’ Day, held a heart-to-heart dialogue with mothers of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children to fully understand their needs and ease their anxiety.
Some mothers complained that there are hospitals which are not implementing the Department of Health order to provide free hospitalization. Duque explained that some hospitals are under the supervision of local government due to devolution.
He added that the DOH is coordinating with these hospitals and reminded parents to practice the DOH’s 4S strategy against dengue.
These 4S consists of: 1) Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; 2) Self-protective measures like using long-sleeves, long pants, mosquito repellents; 3) Seek early consulation when dengue is suspected; 4) Say yes to selective fogging in an impending outbreak. DOH / MCAG