49,607 children of 1-19 years of age to be dewormed
PAMPORE: National Deworming Day (NDD) was observed at Medical Block Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. The main programme was held at Sub District Hospital Pampore under the chairpersonship of Chief Medical Officer Pulwama Dr Haseena Mir and BMO Pampore Dr Asima Nazir.
The programme was attended by all the stakeholders such as ZEO Pampore, ZEO Awantipora, ZEO Kakapora, CDPO Pampore, CDPO Kakapora and all Sectoral Supervisors of Medical Block Pampore.
It was discussed that health workers must ensure to reach to children up 19 for deworming, officials told Kashmir Reader. They said it was unanimously decided that no stone will be left unturned for the effective implementation of this national programme at the ground level.
The National Deworming Day was also observed in different government and private schools across the medical block Pampore. On the occasion, Tab Albendazole was administered among children. The day was also observed at different Anganwadi Centres of Medical Block Pampore. The whole programme was supervised/monitored by Chief Medical Officer Pulwama Dr Haseena Mir.
BMO, Dr Asma Nazir said ASHAs were instructed to deworm children up to 19 years of age at various Anganwari centres where Albendazole will be kept available. “We aim to reach around 49,607 students at 424 Anganwari centres,” she said.
Earlier, Chief Medical Officer Pulwama Dr Haseena Mir, Dr. Asima Block Medical Officer Pampore along with other officers/officials took part in the launch ceremony held at SDH Pampore. The programme started by administering deworming tablets for children in the age group up to 19 years.
The NDD programme was also observed across other medical blocks of the district. Chief Medical Officer informed us that the administration of Albendazole will be available in all the schools and all Anganwadi centres.