We have fixed a target of deworming around two lacs children: DC
Sri Muktsar Sahib: 11 July, 2017: (APS Brar) DC Dr Sumeet Jarangal launched Deworming drive in the district on Thursday at village Thandewala. The programme is being observed in all the districts under the banner of National Health Mission's ‘National Deworming Day'.
DC Sumeet Jarangal told “We have fixed a target of deworming around two lacs children in the district. Deworming helps in improving children, health, nutrition level and learning abilities and enhances the health of children later in life”. Deworming reduces the risk of worm infections in kids, he said.
DC said “The medicines are available at all anganwari centres and schools in the district”. During the drive single dose of Albendazole is administered to children from under 1 to 19 years of age group through the platforms of schools and aanganwadi centers, he said.
DC added Albendazole is an extremely safe drug that has been used for decades by millions of people in India, with no or minimal side effects. Side effects such as nausea and vomiting can manifest in the children with high worm load.