Head lice are obligate parasites of humans, which means head lice need human blood to survive. They can be found on persons of any age, race, gender, or socioeconomic class. Excessive scratching of the head is often the first obvious sign of head lice infestation. Unfortunately, some of the children particularly girls at Cataning Elementary School are infested of head lice.
With this, the school visited the barangay officials of San Jose and RHU 1 during the preparation of Brigada Eskwela 2019 to conduct a program which is related to this problem.
As part of their health and hygiene program, they prioritized the Oplan Alis-Kuto! Kuto Alis! which was supposedly conducted during brigada eskwela activities but they preferable set its date on June 7, 2019 so that more children will be served by the program. They also provided basic information regarding head lice. Accordingly, early detection of lice infestation is the key to rapid eradication of lice and nits. Likewise, the importance of each child using only his or her own hair care items and the importance of not sharing other children’s hats and scarves were emphasized as methods to prevent transmission. Oplan Alis-Kuto! Kuto-Alis! was headed by San Jose Brgy. Captain Ronaldo P. Sangalang, Cataning Brgy. Captain Edilberto D. Turla and Mrs. Merlie T. Mausisa.