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D.A.V.PUBLIC SCHOOL, VELACHERY
Sitaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai - 42
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OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DE-WORMING DAY
Event Start Date : 10/08/2018 Event End Date 10/08/2018

OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DE-WORMING DAY ON 10.08.18

As per the instruction from the Dept. of Health and Preventive Medicine, National De-worming Day was observed in our school on Friday, 10th August, 2018. Our School Nurse, Ms. Susila explained to the students about the importance of De-Worming.

As per the WHO, there are 24.1 Crore Children Aged between 1 - 14 years affected with intestinal worm  infestation.

Sign and Symptoms of Worm Infestation:

  • Malnutrition
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anaemia
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach-ache and Diarrhoea
  • Vitamin 'A' Deficiency

Prevention of Worm Infestation:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before taking meal
  • Drink clean, boiled and cool water
  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating
  • Wear shoes / Foot wear
  • Avoid open defaecation
  • Use clean rest rooms
  • Cut the nails and keep them clean
  • Wash hands with soap and water, after defaecation
  • Keep the surroundings neat and clean

We can avoid the mode of spread of worm infestation by maintaining personal hygiene and good health habits.