CHITTAGONG, July 14, 2018 (BSS) – The second round of National Vitamin ‘A’
Plus Campaign was observed in the city and district as elsewhere in the
Under the campaign around 12.62 lakh babies were fed Vitamin A capsule in
the port city.
Chittagong Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the city level
campaign in city’s Pahartali area this morning.
Around 5,000 volunteers and health assistants were engaged for
administering vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children in 1288 centres under
41 wards of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC).
Besides, Chittagong Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqui inaugurated
the district level campaign at Anwara upazila health complex under Anwara
upazila of the district.
Chittagong Civil Surgeon Office appointed over 20,000 volunteers and health
assistants to administer vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in 4861 centres under 14
upazilas of the district. Sources said Chittagong Civil Surgeon Office had a
target to bring 7, 52,704 children under vitamin ‘A’ Plus campaign.
CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in port
city and 500 members in the district were engaged to feed the oral vaccines
to children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.