Columbia Asia Hospital celebrates National de-worming day
Bengaluru .Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield on the occasion of National De-worming day had organized an awareness program at the Vijayanagar govt. school. National Deworming Day was observed on the 10th February 2018 across India. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India where all children between the ages of 1-19 years of age will be targeted to receive deworming medicines against parasitic intestinal worms.
Annai, nurse supervisiorfrom the hospital, educated the students their teachers on the deworming program and itsimportance in the development of the children, whereneglected they would be falling prey for the symptoms of worm infections.
As an precaution to childrenhealth 500 (albendazole group) tablets were handed over to the Principal, Ms.Sujatha to be distributed.
WHY NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY IS OBSERVED
NationalDeworming Day is observed in our country to reduce the cases of worm infectionsamong kids. Children are the future of the nation; they must be healthy andhappy in all the sense. National Deworming Day is a big initiative campaign runby the government of India (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) to makepeople aware about worm infections, its impact on the health, prevention andcuring the infection through deworming tablets. Worm infection can makechildren anaemic, malnourished, weak, sick, and tired with poor concentration.