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D.A.V.PUBLIC SCHOOL, VELACHERY
Sitaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai - 42
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NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY
Event Start Date : 08/02/2019 Event End Date 08/02/2019

OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY

National Deworming Day was observed in our School on 08th February, 2019 (Friday).

Ms. Susila. R, the School Nurse explained to the students about the importance of Deworming Day. She also gave valuable Health advice to the students which included,

  • Worms infest mostly in children, due to walking bare foot on the roads, and not washing hands properly after playing, after travelling in a vehicle or any other outdoor activity.
  • The infestation can be prevented by proper hand washing using soap and water before eating.
  • Fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly before use.
  • Personal hygiene, like washing hands thoroughly after using restroom or defaecation is very important .
  • The benefits of deworming are it prevents anaemia, increases immunity, improves brain and  body activities.

The talk was followed by administering the Deworming Tablet as per the Directive of the Department of Health, Tamil Nadu Government.

  1. tablets were supplied by the Public Health And Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Chennai . 3000 Tablets were issued to the students on the day for consumption. The Nurse forewarned that the tablet could have side effects and also advised the students to take clean drinking water or ORS or consult a doctor in case of any side effect.

An Oath was taken by all students and staff to maintain personal and public hygiene to keep all infections at bay.

     

             Banner issued by the Department of Health, Tamil Nadu                    The School Nurse administers the Deworming tablet

                                                                                                                                                          to the primary students 

     

                                             Students of  Senior Secondary classes were given ALBENDAZOLE for Deworming