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42.33 lakh children will be given doworming tablets on the occasion of National Deworming Day

Bhubaneswar: 27/8/18:As many as 42.33 lakh children between the age group of one and 19 years will be given doworming tablets on the occasion of National Deworming Day (NDD) on September 26.

This was revealed by health and family welfare department commissioner-cum-secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda after chairing the state coordination meeting for the National Deworming Day here on Monday.

“The National Deworming Day will be implemented on September 19 followed by Mop-up-Day on September 26 with an intend to deworm the children who missed the dose on September 19,” Meherda said.

Albendazole tablets will be administered to all children with an aim to make efforts in controlling soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections among them.The state had achieved 92 per cent coverage in the last round implemented in April 2018. To increase the coverage and to achieve the census target, the out of school children, private school children in the urban areas to be reached.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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