TN Health Minister launches deworming tablets distribution across State


Chennai, Feb 14 (UNI) – Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian today launched the distribution of deworming tablets to improve the body’s immune system, in Salem district.


This would cover 2.69 crore children, students and women across the State in the one week. Later talking to reporters, the Minister said 2.15 crore tablets would be distributed to children and students in the age group of 1 to 19.About 54.67 lakh women in the age group of 20 to 30, who are not pregnant or lactating, would also be covered under the programme.


A total of 2.69 crore children and women will be covered in one week. A total of 1.30 lakh anganwadi and Asha workers, school and college teachers, nurses and health staff are involved in the programme launched by the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, he added.


The Minister said these tables are distributed in February and August every year to help get rid of parasites and to help improve the body’s immune system.


The deworming pills Albendazole will be distributed as part of the National Deworming Programme that was started in August 2015. The Deworming pills distribution camps for are being held across the State.


The children between 1 and 2 years of age will be given half tablet (200 mg) of Albendazole and adults will be given one 400 mg tablet, according to Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Dr T S Selvavinayagam.


He said the first phase of deworming pills distribution programme will be held until March and the second phase will be observed in August and September.


The deworming pills prevent illnesses such as worm infections and prevents malnutrition, anaemia, mental or physical impairment. During the programme, the Minister also inaugurated the pay wards at the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital and distributed de-worming tablets at Thongum Poonga.


Mr.Subramanian said the government had announced that pay wards would be set up at government medical college hospitals in Coimbatore, Madurai and Salem, at a total cost of Rs three crore. “A 10-bed pay ward was established at Salem GH at a cost of Rs 75 lakh and was opened for public use today, he said. The ward has air-conditioners, an ICU, a separate toilet, televisions and other additional facilities, the Minister said, adding, while single rooms in the ward are charged Rs 1,200 per day, the rate for deluxe rooms is Rs 2,000. And for rooms with more facilities the rate per day was fixed at Rs.3,000.


Pay wards would soon be established at the Madurai and Coimbatore Medical College and Hospitals with 16 and 26 beds respectively, he said.

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