Tuesday, February 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Lice control drive in Haryana schools
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, February 24
The district is likely to witness a unique campaign in the days to come. The campaign is aimed at wiping out the problem of lice among schoolchildren.

A spokesperson of Marico Industries, which markets anti-lice treatment under the brand name of Mediker, told NCR Tribune here today the company had launched a programme in Haryana to control the problem of lice. She said the company had the vision of making the state the first lice-free state in the country by year 2010.

Partnering the company through this effort was School Health Annual Report Programme (SHARP), a Delhi-based non-government organisation. It is claimed the campaign is committed to conducting professionally managed health programmes for schoolchildren under the guidance of medical experts, sociologists, educationists, psychologists and nutritional specialists, who had a vision to promote healthcare among children in Third World countries. To this end, the organisers had been conducting lice checks in every school of Haryana to ensure that no girl child was affected by it. The drive includes a thorough hygiene check of schoolchildren.

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