NDD, World Oral Health Day Observed At Ganderbal


Chief Medical Officer, Dr. R.D Kasana today inaugurated “World Oral Health Day” and National De-worming Day by administering De-worming drug to the children here at District Hospital Ganderbal.

It was informed that the around 1.62 lakh children between 1 to 19 years of age enrolled in various schools and Anganwadi Centers in the district will be administered deworming tablets (Albendazole) while those left will be covered on mop-up day on March 26, 2019 .

Meanwhile, “World Oral Health Day” was observed here at the District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) of District Hospital.

An awareness programme followed by the medical check-up and a drawing competition was also organised.

The programme was organised by the DEIC unit of NHM at District Hospital Ganderbal. Dr. Amira (Dental Surgeon), Dr. Haris, Dr. Manzoor, Aijaz Rasool and other officials of DEIC were present on the occasion.

The program witnessed participation of over 100 children belonging to different education and welfare institutions.

Medical Superintendent DH Ganderbal Dr. Mehraj-ud-Din, Deputy CMO Dr. Nighrat, DHO Dr. Afroza Shah, DIO Dr. Masrat, Dr. Ijtaba Shafi (Incharge School Health) and other medical officers and technical staff were also present on the occasion.

The programme began with an awareness lecture on proper hand washing and children were trained for proper hand-washing procedures to be implemented before and after the consumption of food.

Dr. Amira Majid, Dental Surgeon at DEIC, described the need and importance of dental health and demonstrated various brushing and cleaning techniques.

The children were also checked for other medical issues where Dr. Haris Nazir (consultant pediatrician), Dr. Abid Wani (Medical Officer ISM), Dr. Manzoor Magray (Sr. Physiotherapist) discharged their duties to ensure these children are not facing any health issues.