There are still a total of 192 households which do not use sanitary toilets in the three barangays of Boracay.
In an interview during the 2nd coordination meeting on Department of Health (6) for Boracay Rehabilitation Plan, Babylyn Frondoza, sanitary inspector of the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Malay said this was discovered during the recent inspection conducted in the three barangays in the island.
To address the problem, Frondoza said the DOH will provide P5 million to the Local Government Unit of Malay for the free construction of sanitary toilets for the identified recipients in the barangays of Manocmanoc, Balabag, and Yapak.
This is also to observe the zero open defecation (ZOD) program of the DOH which requires the use of sanitary toilets, Frondoza added.
She said the barangays just need to submit their program of works for the project.
Frondoza said the DOH aims to start the project this August in order to finish it before the island reopens on October 26.
The DOH is also allocating P1.9 million water quality monitoring equipment and laboratory supplies to ensure clean groundwater in Boracay and in mainland Malay.
A water quality monitoring committee who will conduct the regular inspection is likewise formed. (Boracay Informer)