PV Report : Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) will administer vitamin A-plus capsule to 5,30,000 children under the National Vitamin A Plus campaign on Saturday.
City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin disclosed it while speaking at a press conference at KB Abdus Sattar auditorium of the Nagar Bhavan on Thursday noon.
He said the campaign will go on from 8.00am to 4.00pm without any break at 1,288 centers of 41 wards. 4, 000 volunteers will join the campaign.
CCC Chief Health Officer Dr. Selim Akhter Chowdhury said city Mayor will inaugurate the campaign at 10no north Kattali ward office on Saturday morning.
Civil Surgeon Dr. Azizur Rahman Siddique said Vitamin-A will administer in 600 wards of 200 unions of 14 upazilas under the supervision of 30 health inspectors.
He said Vitamin A prevents night blindness and helps flourish talent of children. Vitamin A should be administered to children in full stomach, he added.
Councilor Haji Nurul Hoq, Giasuddin, Hasan Murad Biplob, SM Habibul Hoq and Dr. Md. Ali were present on the occasion.