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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Second National Deworming Day: 10 August


The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) is observed on 10 August in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children.

August 10, is the second round of National Deworming Day, held twice a year. The NDD program was launched in 2015. Under the NDD programme, children aged between 1-19 are provided deworming tablets in schools and anganwadis across the country, except in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where deworming is carried out once a year.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The first NDD was observed in February 2015.

Source- Press Trust of India


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