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5,43,792 children to be administered de-worming tablets in Khulna

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Health Desk-20 Sep, 2019: A total of 5,43,792 children from 2,734 educational institutions in the Khulna city and district will be administered de-worming tablets from October 1 to 7.

Khulna Civil Surgeon Office and Khulna City Corporation Authorities have taken all necessary preparation to make the programme a success.

Khulna Civil Surgeon Office sources said some 3, 94,022 children aged between 5 to 12 years and aged between 12 to 16 of 2,143 government and other educational institutions will be fed de-worming tablets, reports BSS.

Under Khulna City Corporation (KCC), de-worming tablets will be administered among 1,49,770 children aged between 5 to12 years. Besides, children aged between 12 to 16 years from 591 educational institutions will be fed de-worming tablets during the campaign in the city.

The information was disclosed on Wednesday at an advocacy meeting held at School Health Clinic in the city with Khulna civil surgeon with Dr A S M Abdur Razzak in the chair. Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Md Atiar Rahman Sheikh delivered the welcome speech.

Khulna Civil Surgeon Office organised the meeting in cooperation with the Department of Health under Filariasis uproot and de-worming control programme.