National Deworming day observed on August 10

Q.  When was the National Deworming day celebrated?
- Published on 11 Aug 16

a. August 9
b. August 10
c. August 11
d. August 12

ANSWER: August 10
National Deworming Day is a flagship initiative of the GoI’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • It was conducted across 27 states and UTs on August 10, 2016
  • National Deworming is a nationwide school based deworming programme for preschool and school based interventions for children between 1-19 years
  • On this day, deworming tablets were administered to children in anganwadis, government, government aided and private schools as well as out of school or unregistered children
  • Parents were also encouraged to take their children to schools and collect the tablet

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