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Nagaland launches second phase of National De-worming Day

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The government today launched the second phase of National De-worming Day (NDD) for the current year, which aims to de-worm children and adults in the age group of 1-19 years.

of Health and Family Welfare, Vikeyie Losu administered the first tablet to a student at a programme in Dr Government Higher Secondary School, Seikhazou here.

In his address, Losu said that worm infection can take a toll on one's health and therefore, it is important to maintain hygienic practices.

Stating that worm infection affects the physical growth and well-being, he encouraged children to take the de-worming tablets at least twice a year.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:15 IST