Rajouri: 2.40 lakh children administered deworming medicine

RAJOURI: The National Deworming Day was observed across Rajouri in all medical blocks as over 2.40 Lakh children in the age group of 1-19 years were administered deworming medicine.

Against target of 2.6145 Lakh children 2.4055 Lakh were provided free of cost deworming pills. The left out children will be covered through house to house visit by ASHAs on mop up day fixed on August 17, 2018.

The NDD is a nationwide campaign of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to protect children against serious infections caused by Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH). These infections lead to anemia, weakness, sickness, malnourishment and impaired mental as well as physical development of the children.

In the campaign, hundreds of officials of Health, Social Welfare and Education Departments were involved for administering deworming pills to the children in the age group of 1-19 years.

The Children in age groups of 1-5 years were provided deworming pills at preschools (Anganwadis) by trained ICDS officials including Supervisors, workers and helpers whereas those in age group of 6-19 years were given pills in government, semi-government and private schools by teachers and ASHAs.

Concerned Block Medical Officers and Child Development Project Officers coordinated the campaign in Medical Block Sunderbani, Nowshera, Kalakote, Kandi, Darhal and Manjakote under overall supervision and guidance of concerned ADC and SDM. Tehsildars were also deployed for monitoring of the campaign to ensure that no child in targeted age group is left unattended.

The Children were also sensitised about importance of maintaining sanitation for preventions of these infections. They were asked to maintain cleanliness, avoiding open defecation, use of slipper/shoes while going out, washing of hands before eating food and after using toilets etc by deputed teams.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suresh Gupta launched campaign at some preschools and schools and MS DH Rajouri Dr Mehmood Bajjar at District Hospital whereas BMOs initiated campaign in their respective jurisdiction.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad had issued strict instructions to health authorities for ensuring cent percent coverage of targeted children besides following established SOPs to avoid possibility of any complications to the children.

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