National Deworming Day 2017: Deworm your children and make them healthy

10th February is celebrated as National Deworming Day which was launched Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Here are the highlights of Deworming Day –

  • Worms can make your child anaemic, undernourished, weak, took sick and tired to concentrate
  • Deworming tablet will be given on 10 February 2017 to all children aged 1-19 years across all schools & anganwadis, free of cost. Ensure that all children are dewormed
  • Children who could not be dewormed on National Deworming Day due to absenteeism or sickness must be given the tablet on mop-up day, 15 February 2017
  • For more information contact ANM/ASHA/Anganwadi worker
  • 10 February – Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerela, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura; 11 February – Chandigarh, Lakshadweep; 15 February – Haryana; 10 March – Sikkim; 10 April – Meghalaya; 27 April – Himachal Pradesh; 10 August – Jammu & Kashmir

Here other practices to reduce worm infections –

  • Do not defecate in the open. Always use a toilet
  • Wash your hands with soap, especially before eating and after using the toilet
  • Keep nails clean and short
  • Keep your surroundings clean
  • Wear shoes/slippers
  • Drink clean water
  • Keep food covered
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with clean water

National Deworming Day support these campaigns: Chalo Banayein Swasth Bharat, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, National Health Mission, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana

National Deworming Day slogan: Krami se chhutkara, sehatmand bhavishya humara (Worm-Free Children, Healthy Children)

www.mohfw.nic.in | www.pmindia.gov.in | www.mygov.in

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