Vitamin ‘A’ campaign starts across Bangladesh

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 13:53, Jan 11,2020


The national Vitamin A plus campaign began across Bangladesh on Saturday, aiming to feed vitamin A plus capsules to 2.10 crore children aged between 6 to 59 months.

Children aged between 6 to 11 months was be fed the blue coloured vitamin-A capsules, while those aged between 12 to 59 months were fed the red coloured ones.

The capsules were given at some 1, 20,000 permanent and 20000 mobile health centres across the country.

Mobile health centres were set up at bus stands, railway stations, launch terminals, airports, ferry terminals, bridge toll centres and kheya ghats which remained open from 8:00am to 4:00pm to make sure that all children were fed the capsules.

The children of the remote areas under 240 unions in 42 upazilas of 12 districts will be fed the capsules in the next four days of the campaign through conducting a search programme.

Besides, to make the campaign success, a total 2.80lakh volunteers have been trained. Control rooms have been opened in every upazila, district and all centres for monitoring the campaign.

The campaign in Gazipur City Corporation will be observed on January 25 instead of January 11 for Biswa Ijtema.

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