DOH TAKES POSITIVE APPROACH IN ‘IWAS PAPUTOK’

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ILOILO CITY: The Department of Health (DOH) regional office here is combining both scare tactics and positive approach to remind people especially children on the dangers of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics. DOH Regional Director Marlyn Convocar said that her agency has embarked on this new strategy to lessen victims of firecrackers, which claimed 71 cases with 12 amputations in 2012. The strategy would involve showing of pictures and notices in radio, television and newspaper about the injuries because of firecrackers.

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