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DC directs deptts ensure coverasge of 1-19 yrs old Children and Youth under on National deworming day drive on Feb 10

DC directs deptts ensure coverasge of 1-19 yrs old Children and Youth under on National deworming day drive on Feb 10

ALBENDAZOLE TABLETS TO BE GIVEN TO AROUND 3 LACS STUDENTS
OF 847 SCHOOLS AND 1261 ANGANBADI CENTERS
MOP UP ROUND SESSION ON FEBRUARY 17
Ferozepur, February 6 ,2020 : The Deputy Commissioner  Kulwant Singh on Thursday directed health, education and women and child development departments to leave no stone unturned to ensure the coverage of all children and Youths (1-19 years old) under National Deworming Day drive on February 10.
Presiding over a meeting with departments’ heads, Mr Singh said that the drive is aimed at keeping the children intestines free of worms.
He said that National Deworming Day will be observed on February 10 in which Albendazole tablets would be administrated to about 3 lakh children aged 1-19 years.
He said that the drive would be carried out in all 847 governments, aided and private schools besides 1261 Anganwari Centres of the  district.
Divulging further, Mr Singh said that school teachers have been deputed as monitoring in-charge to administer the tablets to the children.
He told that similarly, anganwari workers would give tablets to children at centres and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers would provide tablets to out-of-school children.
The deputy  Commissioner said that teachers and health department staff would ensure that the children properly chew the tablet in front of them after having their meals.
He further added that teachers would have to keep a record regarding administering tablets to children enrolled in class registers and must prepare a detailed report about the covered population and Anganwari and Asha workers have to follow the same procedure.
He said that intestinal worms are common in the children which affect their educational performance and school attendance besides sometimes leading to anaemia, malnourishment like problems, he added.
He said that this medicine was very essential for every child to maintain good health as it keeps the child from several diseases.
He directed the officials of education department to ensure the 100 percent attandance in the schools on February 10 to cover each and every child.
He said that a mop-up round would be held on February 17 for the remaining children.
On the occasion, Assistant civil surgeon Dr. Sanjiv Gupta, Dr. Rajinder Manchanda, Dr. Minakshi Dhingra, Dr. Sandeep Gill, NRHM district program manager  Harish Kataria were present.

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