BARAMULLA: In view of National De-worming Day being observed on August 10, a meeting of District Coordination Committee was held on Monday under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash.
On the occasion, CMO briefed the DC about the action plan scheduled for de-worming campaign saying that about 4,05,443 children in the age group of 1 to 19 years enrolled in various schools and Anganwari centers will be given de-worming tablets free of cost in the district.
Deputy Commissioner while highlighting the significance of the programme stressed for better coordination for the overall success of the campaign. He exhorted upon educating people at grassroots levels and said that other vulnerable sections should be included in the programme.
He urged for working with more synergy and cooperation so that the objective of universal healthcare is achieved in letter and spirit. He appealed the people to bring their children to nearest health centre besides Anganwari centres and educational institutions to make the programme a success.
Chief Medical officer Baramulla Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo, District Immunization officer Dr Shabir Ahmad Pathan, Deputy Chief Education Officer, BMOs, medical officers and other concerned official were present in the meeting.
The CMO said that in the first phase starting fromSeptember 1, all schools, anganwadi centres, orphanages, juvenile homes and madrassas shall be covered.