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National De- Worming day observed in Tripura, Children administered with ‘Albandazole’ tablet
By Our Correspondent, 10/08/2018, Agartala

Tripura on Friday observed National De-worming Day with enthusiasm.   The National De-worming Day is observed on February 10 and August 10 with objective is to deworm children between the ages of (1-19) at schools and Anganwadi Centers.

As a part of the August 10 De- Worming days a total of 11, 15,000 children will be administered with De worming tablets.   The de worming day is observed twice in a year in Tripura as a survey conducted in Tripura in the year 2015 found that worm infection among children is more.   The children’s who will remain absent during the administration of the tablet they will be again administered on 17 and 18 of this month.

Worm infections can cause anemia, malnourishment, and impaired mental and physical development; and may cause a serious threat to children's health, education, and productivity. According to a study, the infected children cannot concentrate on their studies and they find very hard to put up their daily activities.



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