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Deworming Day in Cachar

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, March 11 � To protect more the children in India between the age of one to 19 years from intestinal worms and to achieve the status of being worm-free, the Deworming Day was observed in Cachar district recently.

Suman Choudhury, the district media expert of the National Rural Health Mission informed that the deworming programme began at the Tarapur Girls ME School.

He said that the doses of Albendazole tablets were given to children between 1-2 years and one full tablet for 2-19 years.

The programme was jointly done by the district Social Welfare, Education and Health departments. Dr Sudip Jyoti Das, Joint Director in-charge for Cachar district said that the programme was covered across the eight health blocks of the district along with all the government schools of the town.

�Stress must be laid on maintaining cleanliness and the students must be motivated to wash their hands before taking food,� Dr Das said.

It may be mentioned that in the eight health blocks, there are 3,307 Anganwadi centres together with 2,468 schools with 29,637 students and 2,73,379 students respectively in the district.

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