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Feb 08, 2019
9:07PM

Health Ministry conducts 8th round of National Deworming Day campaign

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Health and Family Welfare Ministry today conducted its eighth round of National Deworming Day (NDD) across the country to reduce the prevalence of parasitic intestinal worms among children.

During the programme, Albendazole tablets were orally administered to pre-school and school-going children in the age group of 1 to 19 years.

As per World Health Organisation report, 64 per cent of the Indian population under 14 years are at risk of such infections. During this round, over 24 Crore Children and Adolescents will be covered.

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