The Word Health Organisation (WHO) affirms that infections arising from parasitic intestinal worm lead to anaemia, malnutrition, diarrhoea and even loss of appetite. To curb this among the youth, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India introduced a system of mass deworming with the concept of the National Deworming Day. Therefore, since 2015, each year February 10th and August 10th are observed as National Deworming Days.
In compliance with this practice, during the academic year 2019-2020, the deworming tablet Albendazole was indeed administered to all students of Aditya Vidyashram Residential School, twice.
Moreover, to educate the students further, a team of experts from the Public Health Centre at Koodapakkam was vital in disseminating information on preventing worm infestation among adolescences and encouraging adoption of correct hygiene practices, nutrition and counselling for improving dietary intake.
Government of India initiative