GANDERBAL: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Piyush Singla on Friday inaugurated National De-worming Day organised by Health Department at Qamria Model Educational here.
Throwing light on the benefits of school-based Deworming program, Singla urged Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. R.D Kasana to cover all the schools in the district under this program as majority of targeted children are available at the schools.
Highlighting the role of teachers in making Deworming campaign success, Singla urged upon teachers to fulfill their role in this program with enthusiasm and play a part in giving children a brighter future.
CMO Kasana said all children aged 1-19 years at schools and anganwadis will be administered Deworming drug (Albendazole) for improved child health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life.
During the campaign, it was informed that children who could not be dewormed on National Deworming Day must be administered the drug on Mop-up Day on August 17 2018.