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North Tripura celebrates National Deworming Day-2017
TIWN Feb 10, 2017
North Tripura celebrates National Deworming Day-2017
PHOTO : North DM administering Deworming tablet to children. TIWN Pic Feb 10

AGARTALA, Feb 10 (TIWN): Along with the nation Tripura also to observed the National De-worming Day on Feb 10.

North DM Sandeep Mahatme was present as the Chief Guest of the Dist Level Inauguration Programme of National Deworming Day-2017 on that occasion.  

State wide many programmes held on Friday and North Tripura also celebrated the Deworming Day-2017 with full enthusiasm, TIWN reported.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare had launched the first 'National Deworming Day' -a massive school based deworming â€‹ effort in twelve states on Tuesday February 10.

National Deworming Day is a groundbreaking initiative focused on reducing the threat of parasitic worm infections, a widespread health issue affecting over 241 million children in India alone. 

According to the 2012 report 'Children in India', published by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India, 48% of children under the age of five years are stunted and 19.8% are wasted, indicating that half of the country's children are malnourished.

 

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