Orientation prog on National De-worming day held at Budgam

BUDGAM, AUGUST 7: – A one-day orientation awareness programme on national de-worming was organized at town hall Budgam by the Department of Health Budgam.

The programme was inaugurated by the District development Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar in presence of CMO Budgam Dr. G. M. Dar, DHO Dr. A. G. Raina and other dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar said that aim of this workshop is to aware the masses about how to safeguard and protect our society, children from getting affected due to worm infections.

She urged for involving services of teachers, Anganwadi workers, Asha workers, NGOs to conduct awareness programmes at rural level.

Earlier in his welcome address and overview of the workshop, the CMO Budgam Dr. G. M. Dar said, among population of 7-5 lakh of the district about 2.99 lakh. Children aging 1 to 19 years i.e 40% of population has been targeted to be administered the Albendazole tablets free of cost during the prescribed period. The tablets will be kept available in all schools, Anganwadi centers for the left-out children who could not be de- wormed at the 10th of August shall be administered tablets on mop-up day i.e. 17th of August 2018.

The day long orientation programme was also attended by all ZEOs, BMOs, CDPOs, Anganwadi/Aasha workers and many NGOs.

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