DOH, nipahinumdom sa publiko sa mga sakit nga makuha sa ting-init



TAGBILARAN CITY, Abril 11 (PIA)–Gipahinumdoman sa Department of Health (DOH) ang publiko batok sa mga sakit nga kasagarang makuha matag panahon sa ting-init, human pormal nang gi-deklarar sa Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang panahon sa ting-init sa nasod.


Sa abiso sa DOH, miingon kini nga usa sa mga sakit nga angay likayan karon nga inanay nga pag-init sa panahon mao ang heat stroke nga mahimong makamatay.

Aron malikayan ang heat stroke, giingong likayan ang pagbuwad sa init gikan alas 10:00 sa buntag hangdtod alas 3:00 sa hapon.

Apan kun dili malikayan ang paggawas sa balay, giingong mas makaayo nga mogamit og ‘protective gears’ sama sa payong ug kalo ug batasanon usab ang pagdala ug pag-inom og daghang tubig aron malikayan ang dehydration nga mahimong maule sa heat stroke.

Gawas sa heat stroke, angay usab nga molikay sa sore eyes o piskat nga dala sa bakterya o virus nga daling makatakod kun ang mata mapahiran og kamot o gamit nga may bakterya o virus.

Pasidaan pa sa DOH, kun pasagdan ang sore eyes o piskat, mahimo kining maule sa pagkabuta.

Aron malikayan kining sakit, angay batasanon ang kanunay nga paghugas sa kamot ug gitambagan ang publiko nga magpakonsulta una sa doktor sa dili pa mogamit og mga eye drops.

Dali ra usab magka-sunburn kun panahon sa ting-init mao nga dili angay nga magbuwad sa init kun kanus-a taas ang lebel sa makadaot nga UVA ug UVB rays.

Mahimong mogamit og sunblock nga dili mo-ubos sa SPF-30, 30 minutos sa dili pa mogawas ug magbutang na usab og sunblock human sa duha  ka oras ug dili kalimtang pahiran ang dalunggan, tangkugo ug tiil.

Dali ra usab makuha ang sip-on ug ubo matag panahon sa ting-init tungod sa init ug pabag-o bag-ong panahon.

Gitambagan usab ang publiko nga susihon ang mga kaonon ug imnon tungod kay ang pagkaon ug ilimnon nga kontaminado maoy hinungdan sa pagkalibanga ug pagsuka.

Matud pa nga angay mag-andam og magbalon og Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) aron imnon kun magkalibanga. Batasanon usab nga moadto sa pinakaduol nga Health Centers aron mokunsulta ug malikayan ang ‘severe dehydration’.

Ang sakit sa panit sama sa boils o pigsa kasagarang makuha sa mga lugar diin may kakulang sa tubig, huot nga lugar ug dili regular nga maligo ang mga tawo sama sa mga prisohan.

Mahimo usab makuha ang mga sakit sa panit sa mga ligoanan o swimming pools nga hugaw mao nga batasanon unang maghunawnaw sa dili pa og human maligo sa mga swimming pools.

Samtang gitambagan sa DOH ang publiko nga kun mapaakan og iro, hugasan dayon ug sabonan ang samad ug moadto sa mga animal bite centers aron mahatagan og bakuna batok sa rabies. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol).

Hunting migrating birds doubles avian flu threat



TAGBILARAN CITY, August 25, 2017 (PIA) –There is another strong reason why hunting wildlife as defined by the Conservation and Protection of Wildlife Resources and their Habitats Act is bad.

The onset of an avian  influenza (bird flu) outbreak in Pampanga and in Jaen in Nueva Ecija makes it possible for migratory birds on a pit stop in the Candaba marshes of Pampanga can be potential carriers of the deadly virus that can mutate and affect humans, health professionals said.

Wildlife conservationists see Candaba as an important staging and wintering site of migratory birds, it being part of the East Asia Pacific Migratory Flyway.

Candaba, a popular nesting, wintering and feeding site for birds escaping from the harsh winters in the north, is also home to local birds and ducks, well within the outbreak affected sites.

As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) totally protects 47 of these sites, 23 sites are partially protected and another 47 sites are not protected, according to the government environment agency.

Over that, several areas in Bohol which hosts migrating birds, ducks and mallards are not in the list of DENR protection.

As these migrating birds including teals make their stops in 117 more important bird sites in country while carrying the virus, in Bohol, some of these stop by Malinao Dam in Pilar and mingle with the native wild ducks and mallards, possibly passing on the virus, warned Bohol provincial veterinarian (Pvet) Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz.

Wild duck and wild birds hunting hobbyists remain to be a top concern for veterinarians, because according to Dr. Lapiz, getting exposed to these infected birds and their body fluids is dangerous.

Although avian flu viruses do not normally infect humans, sporadic human infections with avian flu viruses have occurred, Center for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn.

Birds sharing food, water and roosting spots could pass the disease to each other and to people who come in contact with them, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).

In fact, in the outbreak, DA-BAI has asked people to get involved in monitoring the spread of the virus.

Communities can help by reporting illegal transport of infected products and monitoring areas where migratory birds can be stopping and mingling with native flocks.

According to DA BAI, for animal movement concerns, people can report to 09189171407 while for potential disease cases reporting, BAI suggests informing 09208543119 (Smart) or 09951329339 (Globe).

The DA has suspended the transport of fowls and products from Luzon to other parts of the country, following a transport ban issued a week ago.

The lifting of the ban however does not include products from the affected areas.

In Bohol, the PVet has implemented quarantine checkpoints to buses and boats from Luzon.

Footbaths, chemical spraying of vehicle tires and inspections of animal transport permits, veterinary certificates have been implemented, according to Bohol veterinary quarantine officer Maria Eleonor Abisado.

This as the government continues to issue warnings against eating raw poultry meat or eggs and thoroughly cooking them, to make sure the disease contamination is stopped.

Bird flu virus dies at 70 degrees and its exposure to the sun kills it, Dr. Lapiz added.

At this, she also reminded people: never get in contact with migratory, wild or resident birds, do not release of expose birds to the wilds and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after accidental exposure to birds and fowl. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

DENR’s Cora Colarines explains during the Kapihan sa PIA the country’s wetlands and the migration of birds from the north. Migratory birds stopping by Candaba in pampanga could pick up the bird flu virus and carry it to Bohol, she warned. (PIABohol)


In support of Executive Order No. 26 issued by Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto issued a Memorandum to all Mayors in the Province of Bohol enjoining them to observe the smoking ban in their respective LGUs.
EO No. 26 entitled “Providing for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed spaces.
The Order applies to all persons whether residents or not,
However,  Designated Smoking Areas (DSA) are barred in schools, hospitals, clinics, food preparation areas, and locations in which fire hazards are present.
The establishment of the DSA shall comply with the standards set forth under the said Order.
Further, the EO also prohibits the placing of tobacco advertisements and other promotional materials within 100 meters from the perimeter of a school, public playground, and other facilities frequented by minors.
On the other hand, Local government units particularly the City/Municipal Health Officer in coordination with the Department of Health are enjoined to develop, promote and implement their respective Local Smoking Cessation Programs consistent with the National Cessation Programs established pursuant to RA 9211.
Moreover, all cities and municipalities are enjoined to form a Local Smoke Free Task Force to help carry out the provisions of the Order.
Those who are found violating the EO shall be punished in accordance with the applicable penalties provided under Sec 32 of Republic Act 9211 and other applicable laws.

Inabanga, Buenavista ports up for development – Aris






INABANGA and Buenavista towns in northern Bohol stand to have their ports improved this year.

This after Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) inserted funds for the purpose in the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Aumentado said a new and bigger P50-million port will be built for Inabanga in barangay Uog. This will replace the existing one which is behind the public market in barangay Tungod.

The seawater off Uog is deeper. He said this augurs well for larger pump boats and motorized bancas. This will make regular the trips to Cebu and back. Many residents and store-owners buy provisions and stocks from Cebu rather than go on land trips to the capital Tagbilaran City.

The solon, however, vowed to secure additional funds for this port when he returns to Manila, as this is a new construction, not just an improvement.

On the other hand, also in the GAA is P40 million for the improvement of the Buenavista fishport.

Of the three congressional districts in Bohol, the 2nd District has the most islands and islets. This means islanders travel a lot by sea to buy from the mainland or from Cebu, their needs at home or in school, or to bring patients to hospitals.

Aumentado said the improved ports will also improve travelling conditions for the islanders and their cargoes.

Meanwhile, the medical team of the Faces of Tomorrow arrived yesterday morning for a week-long surgical mission to correct cleft lips and cleft palates as well as perform general dentistry.

Aumentado led the welcoming delegation at the Tagbilaran City Airport to meet the team headed by its director, Dr. Brian Rubinstein.

At 10:30 a.m. today, the team will start screening the shortlisted patients for operation on Feb. 6-7 for the first batch and Feb. 9-10 for the second batch. Feb. 8 will be for a break/rest day, to be capped with a dinner treat courtesy of the solon.

Feb. 11 is set for the recognition of the surgical team that will be departing from this city in the afternoon of Feb. 12.

The operations – the second surgical mission in Bohol by the Faces of Tomorrow, in cooperation with the Abounding with Love Foundation – will be performed at the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services or the Bohol Cooperative Hospital in Dampas District, this city.

. Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (standing, center) led in welcoming the members of the Faces of Tomorrow surgical and dental team headed by Dr. Brian Rubinstein (standing directly behind Aumentado) at the city airport yesterday morning. A delegation from the Medical Mission Group (MMG) Coop Hospital (left) and some lady Jaycees (right) joined the welcoming fete. FOTO: Aris Aumentado’s Facebook Account

Shame campaign sa mga LGUs nga makatala og taas nga firecracker related incidents, ilusad sa DOH

MANILA, December 28 (PIA)–Ilusad karong adlawa sa Department of Health (DOH) ang pagtumbok sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan nga makonsiderar nga pinakakuyaw sa pagsugat sa Bag-ong Tuig.
Matud pa sa tigpamaba sa DOH nga si Asec. Eric Tayag, ipagawas nila karon ang listahan sa mga lungsod o munisipyo nga nakatala og daghang biktima sa paboto.
Giingong gihimo ang pag-tally niini base sa gidaghanon sa mga nabiktima sa paboto sa usa ka lugar kun itandi sa natala sa susamang petsa sa niaging tuig.
Samtang subling nanawagan ang DOH sa mga lokal nga kagamhanan nga suportahan ang kampanya sa ahensya aron malikayan ang gidaghanon sa mga masamdan sa pagsugat sa Bag-ong Tuig.
Bisan tulo ka adlaw na lang ang nahabilin sa pagsugat sa tuig 2017, miingon si Tayag nga may mahimo pang paagi aron malikayan ang mga madisgrasya sa paboto. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Mga ospital sa Bohol, nangandam na sa mga kaso sa aksidente sa paboto

TAGBILARAN CITY, December 21 (PIA)—Ang mga provincial ug district hospitals ning lalawigan sa Bohol nangandam na alang sa posibleng pagdaghan sa mga kaso sa firecracker-related injuries sa kasaulogan sa Pasko ug pagsugat sa Bag-ongTuig.

Apan gi-awhag ni Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot ang mga Bol-anon sa paglikay na lamang sa pagpaboto sa panghinaot nga makonhoran, o dili kaha mawagtang na gayud ang aksidente nga may kalabotan sa pagpaboto.

Sa niaging tuig, usa lamang ang reported nga kaso sa firecracker-related injury sa Bohol.

Ganinang tunga’ng gabii, gipaubos ang tanang government hospitals sa Code White alert diin molanat kini gikan Disyembre21 hangtud Enero 5 sunod tuig, base sa deklarasyon ni Department of Health (DOH) Kalihim Paulyn Jean Ubial kagahapon.

Ang maong alert nagpasabot nga tanang government hospitals kinahanglang andam 24 oras ug pitoka adlaw sa semana hangtud sa Enero 5.

Tungod niini, gipahinomdoman ni Dr. Cabagnot ang tanang opisyal sa mga provincial ug district hospitals sa Bohol nga tanang medical personnel anaa lamang gayud sa mga tambalanan aron moatiman sa mga emergencies.

Samtang gitugotan man ang pag-file og leave of absence, gipasabot ni Dr. Cabagnot nga giingnan man ang mga personnel sa pag-adjust sa ilang shifts aron pagseguro nga may maka-atiman sa mga pasyente, ilabina kadtong maaksidente tungod sa paboto.(ecb/PIA7-Bohol)