Thursday, 24 January 2019

National Deworming Day on 23 February 2019

National Deworming Day in Schools


Parasitic intestinal worm infections are significant public health concern for India. According to WHO, around 220 million children aged 1-14  are estimated to be at risk of worm infections. Worms have a detrimental effect on children's physical growth, anemia, undernutrition, cognitive development and school attendance.

The department of Medical, Health  & Family Welfare, Education and Womet Development & Child welfare Government of Telangana state have been organizing the anganwadi and school based mass deworming program called the National Deworming Day (NDD) since 2016, under  National Deworming Day, all children aged 1-14 are administered the deworming tablet, Albendazole at schools, junior colleges, anganwadis and Educational Institutions on a fixed day across the country.
National Deworming Day

children will be administered Albendazole tablet for deworming, which is the safe and beneficial drug as per WHO and the Govt of India. Children who have high worm load may experience nausea, headache, diarrhea, or vomiting after consuming the tablet which will subside 2-3 hours post administration. all emergency medical facilities are in place, if they are needed. No child will be administered the tablet forcefully. children who are sick or under some medication will not be dewormed. this program will be held on 23rd February




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