Tripura targets to de-worm over 12 lakhs children this 2020

AGARTALA:

As the nation is preparing to observe the De-worming day on February 17, the state of Tripura has set a target to administer Albendazole (de-worming) tablets to over 12 lakhs children aged 1-19 in all the government and non-government aided school.

Addressing a programme to mark the National De-worming day in Unakoti district of the state, the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday said, “Tripura government succeed covering 93% children across the state with the de-worming course previous year.” He said over 11 lakhs children were administered with the de-worming tablets previous year.

Meantime, talking on PM Modi’s Ayushman Bharat scheme in healthy sector, the Chief Minister today said, “With this major input in the health sector over 46000 people were facilitated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme in mission mode campaign by the Tripura government.”

“9 lakhs people across the state were provided with the Ayushman Bharat card so far and over 90 hospitals including non-government aided are registered with the scheme which ensures health insurance of Rs. 5 lakhs to each family in the nation.”

He said with the inclusion of major departments like the Neurosurgical unit to deal with emergency patients the state of Tripura to soon have other departments like plastic surgery and Eurology unit in the GBP hospital. He said the state health department has already started the processing for this.