Vitamin A plus campaign today


PV Desk : Around 22.5 million children aged between six months and five years will be fed Vitamin A plus capsule under a national campaign today to prevent childhood blindness and reduce child mortality.

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim would inaugurate the campaign feeding

Vitamin A capsule and deworming tablet to some kids at Shishu Hospital in city’s Agargaon area, said a press release.

Children aged between six and 11 months will be given the blue-coloured high-powered Vitamin A capsule while children aged between 12 and 59 months will receive the red-coloured one.

Children, according to the release, will be fed Vitamin A capsule at some 120,000 permanent health centres and 20,000 mobile centres across the country.