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21st 'National Worm Control Week' from Oct 1

  • Published at 10:43 pm September 30th, 2018
21st ‘National Worm Control’ week from Oct 1
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There will also be awareness programs during the week to teach students about tidiness and the proper use of toilets, which will in turn teach ways to keep themselves clean and disease free.  This will result in the children becoming habituated in following rules and become less infected by germs

The Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will hold the 21st “National Worm Control Week” all over the country starting Monday in all the primary and secondary schools of the country.

To eliminate worms by the year 2021, the department has been working to cure children between the ages of 5 to 16.

During the “National Worm Control Week”, students of primary schools, between the ages of 5-11 and secondary schools between 12-16 years will be given one dose of worm treatment.

At the same time, trained school students (Khudey doctors) will demonstrate the procedures to take the medicine, to drive away fear from young students.

The doses of the medicines will be given free of cost.

There will also be awareness programs during the week to teach students about tidiness and the proper use of toilets, which will in turn teach ways to keep themselves clean and disease free.  This will result in the children becoming habituated in following rules and become less infected by germs.

All students will also be given primary health check-ups during the week which will end on Sunday (October 7).