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Odisha government has aimed to reach more than one crore children for better health

Bhubaneswar:6/8/19: Under the National Deworming Day campaign in Odisha, the state government has aimed to reach more than one crore children for better health and improved nutritional status.

The Odisha government aims to reach approximately 1.3 crore children from 1 to 19 years across all 30 districts in convergence with major government departments in August this year.

Odisha Health Department in collaboration with UNICEF organized a press meet just ahead of the bi-annual round of National Deworming Day campaign and vitamin A supplementation programme on Tuesday.

Regular deworming prevents children from intestinal parasitic worms that can lead to anaemia, malnutrition, impaired mental, physical & cognitive development and reduced school participation.

Addressing the media, Family Welfare Director said, “Given the importance of deworming of children, any child who is not dewormed on National Deworming Day (8th August) due to sickness or absenteeism will be administered the tablet on 16thAugust (Mop up Day).”

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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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