On 28th April 2013, PPAO Council members – Mr.Saroj Angkanapilas, Mr.Prasit Sinsoawaphak and Mr.Choosak Sematrakul, acting on behalf of PPAO Chief Executive – Mr.Paiboon Upattising, attended the opening ceremony of the 4th Healthy Market Fair 2013, which was presided over by Phuket’s Deputy Doctor of Public Health. The event runs until 3rd May 2013 at the center stage of Saphan Hin Park in Phuket Town.
The 4th Healthy Market Fair 2013 is being held in cooperation between Phuket Health Office and Phuket Volunteers Association and the aim of the fair is to rid Phuket of Dengue fever. The first 3 days of the fair (D-Days) saw Phuket Health Volunteer s, together with various network associates, make visitors aware on how to prevent mosquitoes from breeding near houses and to advise that it is more important for them to take action rather than waiting for public officials to spray. It is the responsibility of families to take care preventing containers from collecting water, as these provide a place for mosquitoes to breed. If you must leave water in containers, for example, in plants, you can add Temefos to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Temefos (brand name Abate) is an organophosphate larvicide used to treat infested water with disease-carrying insects, including mosquitoes, midges and black fly larvae.