SP passes resolutions seeking traffic sign repairs, health information campaign

Posted by watchmen
August 3, 2017

By Paulo Loreto Lim

During the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) regular session yesterday, a resolution called on Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, Police Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, to repair or reinstall damaged and dilapidated traffic signs.
The resolution said, by repairing damaged or dilapidated signage, motorists will be “fully informed” of the “proper directions.”
A separate ordinance was also passed urging City Health Officer Ma. Carmela Gensoli to “intensify” the information campaign in regards to hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD).
The resolution claims “there is a need to disseminate information” for fears HFMD may develop into an epidemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), HFMD is common among infants and children below the age of five.
The viral infection can result in mouth sores and a skin rash, which develop primarily on the hands and feet, but can also appear on the knees, buttocks, and genitals.
The infection can be carried through nose and throat secretions, along with feces; and is spread through close personal contact.
Both resolutions were penned by City Councilor Em Ang./WDJ

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