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Around 3 lakh babies to get vitamin A capsule in Faridpur

  • Our Correspondent
  • 7 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Around 3 lakh babies to get vitamin A capsule in Faridpur

FARIDPUR: Around 3 lakh babies will be fed vitamin ‘A’ capsule during the National Vitamin ‘A’ Plus Campaign-2021 scheduled to be held at December 11-14 in the district.

A total of 2,95,181 babies aged between 6 to 59 months will be administered vitamin -A Plus capsule, Civil Surgeon Dr Siddikur Rahman told a press conference held at Faridpur General Hospital on Sunday.

The campaign will be conducted under the auspices of Public Health and Nutrition, Institute of National Nutrition Service under the Ministry of Health and Family Planning with assistance of UNICEF.

One lakh babies aged between 6-11 months will be fed blue color capsule while two-lakh children aged between 12-59 months will be fed red color capsule.

The programme will be conducted in 1991 centres in the district.

A total of 947 field level health workers and 3,982 volunteers will be deputed for administering the capsules properly.

Dr Rahman humbly urged all concerned to make the campaign successful in the district.

District Senior Information Officer Shamima Nasrin and Faridpur Press Club Secretary Moshiur Rahman Khokon, among others, were present at the press conference.