4.6m children to be de-wormed

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The one-day de-worming of school children drive of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would start on October 31 (Thursday) in 19 districts of the province.
Under the campaign, as many as 4.6 million children would be given de-worming medicines in 20,000 public and private schools in a total 19 districts of the province, said Minister for Health Dr Hisham Inamullah.
The purpose of the drive was to protect children from soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and to improve their health, the minister added.
He said it was the first ever deworming Initiative in the province.