Calls for shopkeepers to develop Rodent Control Program

first_img Share 16 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Anthony Scotland. (File photo)The Environmental Coordinating Unit wants shop keepers and food establishments to development a Rodent Control Program to eradicate the cases of Leptospirosis on the island.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland says 34 cases of Leptospirosis have been recorded so far for this year. “They should always design their shops to prevent rodents. The rats always find a way into these premises. Sugar and flour should be stored in sealed containers. During the night they should protect the sugar and flour containers. If the rodent problems persist, then the shopkeepers need to bait the rat. They must be killed. They also need to manage their scrap in an effort to starve the rats,” Scotland noted.Scotland is also advising persons to connect their waste water line unto the sewage system.“When the scrap goes into the public drain, food is being provided for the rats and also other animals,” he explained.Meantime, Anthony says a program to reduce the rodent population at Dominica’s Sea Ports is ongoing.“We have done rodent control programs in Portsmouth. Woodbridge Bay was the major hub, we have started a program at Longhouse and we are baiting and trying to protect the food that’s coming into the ports,” he said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Calls for shopkeepers to develop Rodent Control Program by: – September 23, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Panay-wide quarantine starts April1; Prov’l gov’ts to harmonize border restriction rules

first_imgA personnel of the Pavia Emergency Responders check the body temperature of motorists using a thermal scanner at a checkpoint in Barangay Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo last night. Iloilo province is under a “general community quarantine” against the novel coronavirus. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * DOH Region 6 would form atechnical working group to look into the improvised materials as alternativefor PPE ILOILO City – Beginning April 1Panay Island will be under an island-wide quarantine in an effort to shield itfrom the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of yesterday, Panay Island andthe rest of Western Visayas remained free from COVID-19, reported theDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6. The nearby island province ofGuimaras will also be quarantined. The Panay-wide quarantine untilApril 14 was agreed during yesterday’s emergency meeting of the RegionalDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) here headed by DirectorJose Roberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6. The unified rules and regulationsfor the border restrictions would be released before April 1, said Nuñez.  * for the police to take thelead in patrolling borders and identified strategic areas But people should still observeprecautionary measures such as social distancing, among others, stressed Nuñez. For the meantime, each provincialgovernment would be observing the restrictions they imposed beginning yesterdayuntil March 31, said Nuñez. It was agreed that the people ofIloilo City and Guimaras could freely cross the Iloilo Straight but thatGuimaras should close its backdoor to block the entry of people from NegrosIsland. (There was one positive COVID-19 case in Negros Oriental; the patientdied on Sunday.) Also present at the meetingyesterday were NEDA-6 director Ro-Ann Bacal, Department of Interior and LocalGovernment regional director Ariel Iglesia, Department of Tourism regionaldirector Helen Catalbas, and Police Regional Office-6 director RenePamuspusan./PN Hopefully, he said, this periodwould be enough for persons under monitoring (PUMs) in the provinces to havebeen cleared. center_img Also agreed yesterday were thefollowing: Yesterday’s RDRRMC meeting at theNational Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 6 office was attendedby governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, SamuelGumarin  of Guimaras, FlorencioMiraflores of Aklan, and Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas who pushed for theharmonization of the border restrictions. To effectively do this, theprovincial governments of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capiz agreed to harmonizethe border restrictions they separately imposed beginning yesterday. * OCD Region 6 would request the3rd Infantry Division of Philippine Army for air assistance in transportingpersonal protective equipment (PPE) from the DOH central office to Region 6 Goods should also be able to movefreely within Panay and across Guimaras subject to quarantine inspections. * for the Philippine PortsAuthority to verify with its central office regarding the travel goods withoutcontainer vans Capiz’s Gov. Esteban EvanContreras was not able to attend the meeting. He was observing self-quarantinefollowing a trip to Manila on March 11. He sent a representative to themeeting. BY IME SORNITO and GLENDA TAYONA * for OCD to take the lead indisseminating information on border restrictions / community quarantine * for provincial disaster riskreduction and management offices to directly  coordinate with the policeprovincial offices for checkpoints/patrol along borders of provinces and localgovernment units Harmonizing the rules aims to easethe inconvenience that the restrictions would bring on people, especially thosecrossing provincial boarders due to work and business, among others.last_img read more