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Over 2.8 lakh children to get Vitamin A plus capsules

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  • 9 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Over 2.8 lakh children to get Vitamin A plus capsules

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BHOLA: A total of over 2.79 lakh under-five age group babies will be immunised with vitamin A Plus capsules during the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign-2021 from December 11 to 14 in the district.

Civil Surgeon Dr KM Shafiquzzaman on Wednesday disclosed the information while addressing an orientation workshop with journalists on the occasion of Vitamin A Plus Campaign held on Wednesday afternoon in the hall room of the District Civil Surgeon’s Office.

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

District Information Officer Md Nurul Amin, president of Bhola Press Club and freedom fighter M. Habibur Rahman, among others, were present on the occasion.

According to the civil surgeon, the programme will run from 8 am to 4 pm in 10 permanent centers and 1660 temporary centers in 7 upazilas of the district from December 11 to 14.

A total of 41,012 volunteers and immunization workers and 310 health assistants are ready for this.

Of these, 33,392 children aged 6 months to 11 months will be given one blue capsule and 2 lakh 45,770 children aged 12 to 59 months will be given one red capsule, he added.