The second round of the National Deworming Day was launched today at Thoubal as a part of the nationwide programme held all over India.
It was organised by District Health Society, Thoubal at the New Ideal High School in Thoubal Ningombam.
On the occasion, ADM Thoubal, L.Radhakanta attended as Chief Guest, Dr. N. Jayantakumar Singh, CMO/District Mission Director, DHS, Thoubal as President, Arambam Anilkumar Zonal Education Officer, Zone III Thoubal and Ak. Jadumani Singh Head Master, New Ideal High School, Ningombam attended as guests of honours.
Various speakers in the programme spoke in details about various diseases caused by worms amongst children and stressed about the need to take precautionary measures like taking proper medicines to prevent them.
The people must participate in making India a healthy nation which is a target set by the government.The children must be protected from disease at all costs. They can be easily protected from worms, he added.
Students from this school, workers of ASHA and Anganwadi took part in the programme.Tablet for preventing worms were provided to school students.
The children, who were provided tablets on the programme today, will be given tablets again on mop-up day which falls on August 17.
The aim of this programme is to deworm all the children from 1 to 19 years and improve their well-being.
Children between 1 to 2 years are administered half of one Albendazole tablet.Children between 2 to 19 years are given one full tablet.