19 May 2022, 18:13

Over 2.96 lakh children to be fed Vitamin A plus capsule in Khulna

KHULNA , May19, 2022 (BSS)-Khulna Civil Surgeon office has completed all preparations to immunize over 2.96-lakh children aged between six months to 59 months with Vitamin A plus capsule under the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign  from June 4 to 7.

Khulna Civil Surgeon office disclosed the information today at an inception meeting with health workers at Khulna School Health Clinic to make the National Vitamin A plus Campaign Day-2022 a success.

The campaign will be conducted under the auspices of the Public Health and Nutrition Institute and National Nutrition Services under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with the assistances of the UNICEF.

Chaired by Civil Surgeon Dr Sujat Ahmed, Deputy Director of Health of Khulna Division Dr Md Monjurul Morshed addressed the programme as chief guest.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by, Deputy Director of the Family Planning Anwarul Azim, Chief Health Officer of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Swapon Kumar Halder and District Health Superintendent Jayanta Nath Chakraborty.  

Dr Sujat Ahmed said, a large number of volunteers and monitoring teams will provide Vitamin A plus Capsules at 1,690 outreach centres in all nine upazilas including two municipalities and a Metropolitan area of the district from 8 am to 4 pm on the day.

“Around 34,844 babies (6-11 months) and 2, 61,832 babies (12-59 months) will be administered with one dose of Vitamin A Plus capsule respectively,” he said.

“Special measures will be taken to feed vitamin A capsules to under-five
babies at bus stands, rail stations and other places to make the campaign a complete success in the district,” he added.