National Deworming Day observed on 10 February

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Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J. P. Nadda has launched a National Deworming Day here on Monday which will be followed by administering deworming tablets to over 140 million school children across the country on Tuesday.Worms negatively impact millions of at-risk children in India. Soil transmitted helminthes (STH) are a significant public health concern for the country, with the World Health Organisation estimating 241 million – 68 per cent – children between the ages of 1-14 years to be at risk of parasitic intestinal worm infections.

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