deworming News

Ninth round of National Deworming Day targets 32.81 crore children, adolescents

The National Deworming Day (NDD) aims at combating the health risk posed by intestinal worms in children and adolescents.

What is deworming, how it works, why it’s needed

Deworming is a process to kill worms — commonly tape, round and hook worm — that infest bodies of children below 18 years of age. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) conducts this drive twice a year.


200 kids fall sick after taking deworming tablets in WB

Deworming tablets are given to children to remove worms from their bodies. Parasitic worms known as soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomes cause various infections.

Child died of epilepsy, not deworming drug: Govt

The report does not support the theory that the death was due to side effects of Albendazole tablet, which was administered as part of the deworming initiative on February 10.