National Deworming Day observed in Kargil

Mansoor Hosan Beigh Kargil 10 August 2018

The National Deworming Day was observed at Girls Higher Secondery School Kargil on Friday.

This programme was inaugurated by shri Vikas Kundal IAS Deputy.Commissioner/CEO LAHDC Kargil.

The programme was attended by Programme Officer ICDS CEO Pincipal RBSK Doctors lecturers paramedical staff were also present on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner Kargil Vikas Kundal in his address emphasized upon all stake holder to fully cooperate for successfull implementation of the programme.He further  said, that to facilitate health care system in the District is his administrative priority.

On this day, Albendazole tablets  are given amongst the school  childrens of Govt Girls Higher Secondary and one full tablet for 2-19 years is given on the Deworming Day.

The National Deworming Day is a single fixed-day approach to treating intestinal worm infections in all children aged 1- 19 years and is held on 10 February and 10 August each year. It aims to conduct mass deworming program to mobilize health personnel, state governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) infections—one of the most common infections.

Goal of the day is to deworm all preschool and school-age children between the ages of 1-19 years in order to improve their overall health, cognitive development, nutritional status and quality of life. On this day, Albendazole tablets are given to all targeted children.

Dosage of half tablet to 1-2 years children and one full tablet for 2-19 years is given. It also spreads behaviour change practices in terms of cleanliness, hygiene, use of toilets, wearing shoes/chappals, washing hands etc. is also important to reduce incidents of re-infection.

Block Medical officer  Kargil highlighted the aim and objevtive of the programme.