National Deworming Day to be observed tomorrow

By Abha Manakatala - Tue Feb 09, 11:07 am

National Deworming DayNational Deworming Day will be observed across the country on tomorrow (Wednesday) followed by a mop-up day on 15 February to deworm approximately 270 million children at risk of worms in schools and anganwadis, says a press release.

Albendazole 400 mg tablets will be administered to children aged 1-19.

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has announced the pan-India rollout of National Deworming Day.

National Deworming Day is a nation-wide, preschool (anganwadi) and school-based deworming effort that will be observed across the country to deworm all children at risk of worm infection.

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