10 February observed as National Deworming Day
On 10 February 2016 India observed the first National Deworming Day in schools and preschools (anganwadis).
The day is observed to combat parasitic worm infections among preschool (anganwadi) and school-age children.
Albendezole 400 mg chewable tablets are being provided to children at government, government-aided, private schools, and anganwadis.
The albendazole tablets will be given free-of-cost to children.