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3.89 lakh babies to get Vitamin A plus capsules in Netrakona

3.89 lakh babies to get Vitamin A plus capsules in Netrakona

A total of  3.89 lakh under five-year babies would be administered with Vitamin-A plus capsules in the district during the day long national Vitamin A plus capsules campaign-2023 on Dec 12, Civil Surgeon of Netrakona Dr. Mohammad Salim Mia said at a press conference on Tuesday (Dec 5). The civil surgeon informed the journalists on the preparatory measures undertaken by the district health and family planning departments for making the national Vitamin-A plus campaign successful, local media reported.

Mohammad Salim Mia highlighted the necessities of feeding of the Vitamin-A plus capsules for the under-five aged babies in order to prevent their malnutrition and blindness specially night blindness side by side of strengthening their immune system and ensuring their healthier growth. He informed that a total of 4,284 health and family planning workers will have to be engaged to feed vitamin-A plus capsules at 2,142 centers under 86 unions and  two  municipalities of the district during the period of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec 12  without any break.

A total of 40,500  babies (6-11 months) will be administered with one dose of one lakh units of blue colored vitamin A plus capsules and 3,48,500 babies (12-59 months) will be administered with one dose of two lakh units of red colored Vitamin A plus capsules across the district, the CS added.

Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Avijit Louha, medical officer Dr. Faria Ajmain Chuti and member secretary of Netrakona Press Club Advocate Habibur Rahman addressed in the press conference.