As a part of observing National Deworming Day on coming 12 February, albendazole tablet doses will be given to approximate 2 lacs 16 thousand children in district, for prevention of intestinal worms. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Smt. Gurpreet Kaur Sapra while presiding over a meeting called here with officers of different departments.Smt. Sapra said that a "Mopup Day" will also be observed on 15 February during which remaining children will be covered and doses of albendazole will be given to them. She said that the doses of albandazole will be given to the children and students of age group 1 to 19 at all Govt., Associated and Private schools and at Anganwari centers. During this, Civil Surgeon Dr. Rita Bhardwaj said that intestinal worms in growing children hinders their growth and causes anemia. She said that intestinal worms can be prevented through these tablets. She further said that the tablet should be taken after meal and preferably be chewed by the children. She said that there is no side effect of this tablet, as such; it should be consumed by children and youngsters of age group 1 to 19.She appealed the concerned departments and general public to cooperate with Health Department for the success of Deworming day. During this meeting district immunization officer Dr. Veena Jarewal, SMO Boothgarh Dra. Daler Singh Multani along with other Senior Medical Officers and other officials of Health Department were present.Photo Caption: Deputy Commissioner explaining about the Deworming Day to be observed in the district.