Mayor Rogério Cruz, along with Governor Ronaldo Caiado, launched this joint action on Thursday (May 12) D-Day to Combat Aedes aegypti, between municipalities and state governments. At an event held in Parque da Lagoa, in the western part of the city, he stressed the importance of raising public awareness in order to reduce epidemics and thus the spread of the disease. “The fight against Aedes aegypt is only possible through social mobilization involving public power and the population,” he said.
D-Day is part of the efforts to streamline Goiânia City Hall and is the third mobilization since April 25th. Work is needed after the confirmation of 36,526 cases reported since the beginning of the year, as well as 11 deaths from disease exacerbations, which put Goiânia in an epidemiological scenario.
Rogério Cruz clarified that the main goal of D-Day is to prevent the spread of the disease host, which is the first step in reducing infections and cases in the city. The mayor praised the agility in organizing all the activities, but considered that it was not just a joint action of the municipality and the state, but it required the commitment of the population.
He said “numbers are growing at an alarming rate and people need to fight dengue by monitoring their own backyards and eliminating potential outbreaks.” Cruz also stressed the involvement of municipal units such as the Municipal Environment Agency (Amma), the Metropolitan Civil Guard (GCM), the Urban Planning and Housing Agency (Seplanh) and the Companhia de Urbanização de Goiânia (Comurg) in the coordinated working group. by the municipal health agency (SMS).
Governor Ronaldo Caiado said action was urgent because of the alarming increase in cases over the last 18 weeks of the epidemiology, given the period from January to May. “That’s why we brought in the structure of the entire state health and fire department, which then joined the ranks set up by City Hall,” he pointed out.
He stressed that the population has a responsibility to fight the disease. Caiado spoke about the use of fire drones to identify outbreaks in hard-to-reach areas. “However, at home, effective action must be taken both to eliminate epidemics and to condemn risk situations,” he said.
SMS director Durval Pedroso recalled that the situation in the capital is at high risk of disease, which does not allow negligence in intensifying work and fighting. He recalled that during operations in the south-west and east, SMS agents had visited 2,254 properties to control indigenous diseases with inspectors and that 623 had been fined for detecting mosquitoes.
Durval pointed out that the action aims to sensitize society, but “every day is a day to fight dengue fever, an urban and domestic disease that is in people’s homes.” The Secretary confirmed the need for public participation. “Authorities perform their duties on a daily basis through visits by perpetrators to control endemic diseases, inspections and working groups like this, but everyone has a role to play,” he said.
Health Minister Sandro Rodrigues recalled that efforts to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito have been stepped up in various municipalities in Goiás since mid-April. “In Goiânia, we took action incredibly quickly, proving that host responsibility is a social mobilization, meaning everyone works collaboratively in their homes and monitoring potential epidemics.”
Yves Mauro Ternes, SMS Superintendent of Health Surveillance, listed that agents came to the routine and work team to 16,432 properties, 202 of which had mosquito eruptions. “Of these, 74 needed the help of a locksmith and 55, or 53.92%, had places to grow”. For him, D-Day brings “awareness of the importance of continually cleaning backyards and removing potential breeding sites.”
According to SES-GO, such operations arrived in Valparaíso de Goiási and Luziânia, around the federal district. This week, the team will also visit Piracanjuba in the south of the state. According to Flúvia Amorim, SES-GO’s health inspector, it is “one of the most effective strategies for reducing Aedes aegypti infection and preventing dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika disease”.
The Goiás State Army Fire Department, as Governor Ronaldo Caiado mentioned, monitors the flight of the Drones to identify mosquito breeding sites in hard-to-reach places. They also work in the logistics of measures developed by agents and conduct inspections.
The event was attended by Lincoln Tejota, Deputy Governor of the State, First Lady and Honorary President of the Goiás Volunteer Organization (OVG), Gracinha Caiado, Commander of CBM-GO, Washington Vaz, Director of Health Supervision. SES-GO, Flúvia Amorim, President of Comurg, Alisson Borges and President of the GCM, Commander Wellington Paranhos.
Municipal Communications Department (Secom) – Goiânia City Hall