National Deworming Day campaign in Odisha aims to reach more than one crore children for better health and improved nutritional status

  • | Wednesday | 7th August, 2019

Regular deworming prevents children from intestinal parasitic worms that can lead to anaemia, malnutrition, impaired mental, physical & cognitive development and reduced school participation. Nodal teachers, MPHW(F), Anganwadi Workers and ASHAs are orientedby the government and the deworming drug will be administered to children at school and anganwadi centre. Children between 1-3 years are administered with Albendazole suspension and 3-5 years will be administered with Albendazole tablet at AWC by the anganwadi workers. Children between 6-19 years are administered with Albendazole tablet at government, government-aided and private schools by the teachers of the school. Children between 6-19 years who are out of school are administered with Albendazole tablet at Anganwadi centres by the anganwadi workers and DAMaN –Health volunteers under malaria control programme.

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