Governor Ronaldo Caiado attends D-Day to Combat Aedes aegypti

Governor Ronaldo Caiado Goiás alongside First Lady Gracinha Caiado, Honorary President of the Volunteer Organization (OVG) and Coordinator of the Social Policy Office, during D-Day to Combat Aedes aegypti (Photos: Wesley Costa)

This Thursday (12th), Governor Ronaldo Caiado took part in the D-Day to Fight Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in Goiânia, together with the Honorary President of the Goiás Volunteer Organization (OVG) and the Coordinator of the Social Policy Office (GPS). , the first woman Gracinha Caiado. The campaign was held in Parque da Lagoa, an industrial park in João Brazi. The aim of the measure, in cooperation with the capital’s town hall, is to reduce the spread of mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika fever, and to direct the population in ways that prevent the emergence of new nesting sites.

“Goiás has made relatively more progress this year than in previous years and we need to join forces more than ever. We all have a responsibility, ”Caiado warned. “We need to be hand in hand to overcome what has not reassured us. This joint action will bring us positive results, but we are confident in the participation of the population,” he stressed.

Data from the State Department of Health (SES) show that Goiânia is the largest concentrator of dengue cases reported this year in the state (37,913). In addition, the municipality has the highest number of confirmed deaths from the disease in 2022. In Goiás, nine of the 34 dengue deaths occurred in the capital. – Our government specializes in fighting invisible enemies, but which cause great damage to the population. As it opposed corruption, the misuse of public funds and Covid-19, it will now be against dengue fever, ”Vice Governor Lincoln Tejota said.

The aim of the measure, in cooperation with the capital’s town hall, is to reduce the spread of mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika fever and to direct the population in ways that prevent the emergence of new nesting sites.

“We are here out of control, all together to fight dengue fever, but it is important that society has the will to fight,” warned Mayor Rogério Cruz, stressing the need for basic care such as cleaning and removing backyards. standing water sources. “Dengue is a social mobilization. It’s not just a public activity, by a governor or a secretary, to solve a problem. Everything works together and activates those in need,” said Health Minister Sandro Rodrigues.

During mobilization, endemic agents, community agents, and SES professionals make home visits to residents to provide care to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Meanwhile, the fire department team uses drones to identify mosquito breeding sites from hard-to-reach places. “Our government has integrated safety, health and education efforts to achieve the goal of serving the population,” stressed Colonel Washington Vaz Júnior, commander of the fire department.

The Goiás government has been stepping up efforts to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito in several Goiás municipalities since mid-April, when the number of cases of dengue fever had increased significantly across the state. The working group has already been carried out in the municipalities of Valparaíso de Goiás and Luziânia in the vicinity of the federal district, as well as in Piracanjuba, in the southern part of the state.

Flúvia Amorim, Director of Health, also attended the event; Durval Pedroso, Municipal Secretary, Ministry of Health; Charles Bento, Deputy State Member; President of the Goiânia Metropolitan Civil Guard, Commander Wellington Paranhos; Authorized Pastor Wilson and other authorities.

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