Deworming tablets distributed among children in Ahmedgarh : The Tribune India

Deworming tablets distributed among children in Ahmedgarh

Deworming tablets distributed among children in Ahmedgarh

Students being given deworming tablets at Ahmedgarh.

Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 11

At least 6,000 schoolchildren were given deworming tablets during the second phase of the National Deworming Day on Thursday.

Dr Rajesh Garg, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Ahmedgarh, said members of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakarm teams, led by Dr Ashish Kumar and MPHW Azaz Ali, visited over 40 anganwadi centres besides nine government and private schools to administer albendazole tablets today. The children who were given tablets were below the age of 19.

The majority of schools had made arrangements to get tablets administered during the mid-day meal sessions.

Civil Surgeon Dr Mukesh Chander said the administration of deworming tablets, twice a year, was imperative for all children from age of 1 year to 19 years as it directly affected their performance in studies.

Dr Mukesh Chander said a large number of students lag behind in studies as they frequently fall ill due to infestation of various kinds of intestinal worms.

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Indonesia police say 129 people killed after stampede at soccer match

129 killed, 180 injured in riot, stampede at football match in Indonesia

Video footage from local news channels show fans streaming o...

We pledge to unite India like Mahatma Gandhi united country against injustice: Rahul

We pledge to unite India like Mahatma Gandhi united country against injustice: Rahul

Congress leader pays tribute to the Father of the Nation on ...

4 killed, 1 seriously injured in car accident near Sonadhar in Shimla

4 killed, 1 seriously injured in car accident near Sonadhar in Shimla

Car occupants were on their way to Karewath from Theog when ...

India ‘foils’ China’s bid on resolution against AUKUS

India 'foils' China's bid on resolution against AUKUS

Realising its resolution won’t get majority support, China w...

Punjab Govt may hike cane SAP by Rs 20-30/quintal

Punjab Govt may hike cane SAP by Rs 20-30/quintal

Crushing season to begin in Nov | Private mills oppose move,...


Cities

View All