The municipality performs permanent and alarming work with which community participation is most important.
The dengue is a constant cause of an alarm in Rio Claro and the fight against the mosquito-transporter and prevention of the spread of the disease, the town hall includes all its secretariats in constant preventive work. On Friday (26), the Municipal Health Department organized a meeting with representatives from its various departments, and also with other secretariats. "Preventive work is continuous and everyone has to play their part so that the actions achieve the expected results," said Maria Claire Bauer, health secretary.
Aedes aegypti needs water for reproduction, and because of this, the materials irregularly reject potential breeding sites. "Preventing the accumulation of still water, however small, is essential in order to minimize the spread of dengue, and we need co-operation for the entire population," added the secretary, who also warns the community about where to seek protection in case of suspicion of dengue. "Initially, they should go to the nearest health facility, if the doctor approves, then the person will go to another sector." The opening door is not UPA, there are responsible urgencies and emergencies, "explains Maria Clélia.
In addition to house-to-house surveys during the week, health workers are grouping on Saturday. In mutirões were collected 16 tons of ruins, old tires, construction waste, furniture and other items that serve as the basis for breeding mosquitoes. Special features, such as schools and strategic points, such as rubber stores, are also being explored.
Different actions are taken in the fight against the dengue mosquito, and within the area of their activity, the secretariats perform the work.
The municipal department of agriculture, supply, forestry and maintenance conducts continuous cleaning activities in the settlements. Since January, 1,477 tons of material have been removed from land, public roads and public places in different parts of the city. "Rubbish dumping mistakenly generates some inconvenience to the municipality, including the dengue risk," strengthens Agriculture Secretary Emilio Serry.
It is also essential that landowners keep the free land in order. Otherwise, the city will clean up and send the bill to the owner, but this is not an ideal situation. For their part, homeowners save money and city councils focus on public places, speed up city maintenance and reduce the risk of dengue problems.
The municipal environmental department is another sector that plays an important role in the services offered by the city, so the city is clean and has less chance of dengue mosquitoes if it is reproduced. The portfolio manages six eco points (which open every day of the week), garbage collection in all neighborhoods three times a week, monthly laundry service in neighborhoods, by collecting old furniture from non-returnable door-to-door materials and a selective collection of rubbish . The information and calendars of these services can be found on the city's website, www.rioclaro.sp.gov.br.