BSS-08 All urged to make Vitamin A Plus Campaign successful

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VITAMIN-CAMPAIGN-MANIKGANJ

All urged to make Vitamin A Plus Campaign successful

MANIKGANJ, Dec 21, 2017 (BSS) – Civil surgeons here today urged all to
come forward to make the upcoming December 23 Vitamin A Plus Campaign a
success.

They came up with the call at a press briefing on the campaign at Manikganj
Press Club. Local civil surgeon’s office arranged the briefing.

A total of 1,58,682 children will be fed blue and red colour vitamin A
capsules in all the seven upazilas of the district on December 23 at the
second round aiming to reduce the risk of child mortality.

The programme will continue from 8 am to 4 pm without any break, official
sources said.

Speaking on the occasion, district EPI superintendent Md Aktaruzzaman
said the children aged between 6-11 months will get ‘blue vitamin capsules’
while the children aged between 12-59 months will be fed high power ‘red
vitamin capsules’.

A total of 3,386 health and family planning personnel, including volunteers
and supervisors, will work in 1,693 centres in the district to make the
campaign a success.

Civil surgeon Dr Khurshid Alam said special initiatives have already been
taken to bring all the children of hard-to-reach areas of the district,
including char areas, under this programme with support from some NGOs.

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