1% of children in state affected by parasitic worms: DRCHO

PALIN, Aug 24: About one percent of the children in the age group of 1-19 years in the state are affected by soil-transmitted helminthes.
This was disclosed by DRCHO Dr M Pangkam during a meeting and training of the district task force on immunization, which was held in the office of the Kra Daadi deputy commissioner here on Friday, in view of the de-worming programme to be launched on 27 August.
He also briefed on various types of worms, and dosage of Albendazole tablets. He exhorted teachers, anganwadi workers, NGOs and ASHAs to go the extra mile to make children free from worm infections.
In apprehension that the medicine might not reach some of the remote villages in Tali and Pipsorang circles on time, Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu asked the medical department to look into the feasibility of stocking the tablets to make it available even after the conclusion of the National Deworming Day and the mop-up day.
Albendazole tablets and IEC materials were distributed for the NDD programme. (DIPRO)