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National Deworming Week begins tomorrow

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Nationwide Deworming Week 2021 will start from tomorrow across the country, including Dhaka, in a bid to distribute deworming tablet among children.

“The weeklong deworming programme will run in all primary and secondary schools while children aged between 5 to 16 years will be given the deworming tablets,” Dr Md Nazmul Islam, Director (Disease Control) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) told the Daily Sun.

It may be mentioned that Mebendazole (Vermox™) tablet will be given to the children during the Deworming Week that will continue from October 30 to November 5.

Hhe said some children will be given chewable and some others will be given not chewable tablets.

“All children have been asked to take the tablets after meal,” Nazmul Islam, also the DGHS spokesperson added.

The massive countrywide school based programme will be run targeting to give the tablets to approximately four crore and five lakh children of primary schools and secondary schools.