5.32 LAKH CHILDREN AND YOUTHS UNDER 1-19 WILL BE GIVEN ALBENDAZOLE TABLETS ON FEB 10
DRIVE WOULD BE HELD IN ALL 2200 SCHOOLS AND 1654 ANGANWARI CENTRES
MOP UP ROUND SESSION ON FEBRUARY 17
JALANDHAR, February 6, 2020: The Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla on Thursday released a poster regarding National Deworming Day drive which would be held on February 10.
She said that Albendazole tablets would be administrated to 5.32 lakh children and youths aged 1-19 years on February 10.
She said that the drive would be carried out in all 1484 governments and aided besides 773 private schools and 1654 Anganwari Centres
She said that school teachers have been deputed as monitoring in-charge to administer the tablets to the children.
She told that similarly, Anganwadi workers would give tablets to children at centres and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers would provide tablets to out-of-school children.
Dr Chawla further said that the teachers and health department staff would ensure that the children properly chew the tablet in front of them.
She also informed that teachers would have to keep a record regarding administering tablets to children enrolled in class registers and have to compile a detailed report about the covered population.
Similarly, Anganwari and Asha workers will keep the entire administrative record, she added.
She said that intestinal worms are common in the children that affect their educational performance and school attendance.
“Worms can also lead to anaemia, malnourishment and affect the mental ability of children”, Dr Chawla said and added this medicine is very essential for every child as it leads to good health and keeps the child safe from several diseases.
The Civil Surgeon said that a mop-up round would be held on February 17.