Monday Aug 19, 2019
KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department along with Sindh School Education and Literacy Department in collaboration with the provincial directorate of private institutions would initiate a school-based deworming program for children across the province.
According to an announcement here on Monday, an orientation program for administration and principals for private schools(mainly primary) would be held on Wednesday.
Sindh health department sources highlighting the importance of the scheme said the country is placed to have the third-highest incidence rate of worm induced diseases (mainly ringworm) among kids, significantly contributory to their poor health status.
It was said that an overall approach was being adopted to protect and improve the general health of children.