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ARMM deworming program continues amid confusions

HEALTH • 19:08 PM Thu Jul 30, 2015
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By: 
Edwin Fernandez

COTABATO CITY – Health officials in the
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) today said deworming of public school students went on smoothly.However, it wastemporarily suspended following reports of
confusion over its use and implications to pupils.

Deworming activities continue today.Dr. Kadil Sinolinding Jr, ARMM regional
health secretary, said the Goodbye Bulate,” a nationwide project of DOH in all
public elementary and high schools was implemented Wednesday but due to
confusions and lack of information, DOH-ARMM decided to continue it after about
an hour.

Health providers and education
officials observed the pupils how their body reacted to deworming tablet,”
Sinolinding said, adding that some pupils in Lanao de Sur’s coastal towns have complained
of dizziness, vomiting and abdominal pain.

But Sinolinding quickly added there was
no food poisoning as what some text messages have proclaimed.

He stressed pupils should have taken
breakfast or have eaten something before taking the pill, otherwise, they will
experience stomach reaction.

Deworming continues today in public
schools in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and
Tawi-Tawi.

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