The day is observed to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool (anganwadi) and school-age children.
During this albendezole 400 mg chewable tablets are provided to children at government, government-aided, and private schools, and anganwadis. Out-of-school children will be administered the deworming tablet at anganwadis.
The albendazole tablets will be given free-of-cost to children.
The National Deworming Day will be followed by a mop-up day on 15 February 2016 to administer the deworming tablet to children who were absent from the school or anganwadi on 10 February.
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