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Over 271,000 children to be fed Vitamin A+ capsules in Khulna

Over 271,000 children to be fed Vitamin A+ capsules in Khulna

Khulna Civil Surgeon office has completed all preparations to immunise over 271,000 children, aged between six months and 59 months, with Vitamin A plus capsules during the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign on January 11.

Khulna Civil Surgeon office disclosed the information on Monday at a district level advocacy and planning meeting held at the conference room of Khulna School Health Clinic to make the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign-2020 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 Planning with UNICEF assistances.

Chaired by Acting Civil Surgeon Dr Md Mahbubur Rahman, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ziaur Rahman, Deputy Director of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Pobitra Kumar Kundu, Assistant Director of Khulna Family Planning epartment

Dr. Md Shamsul Ahsan Masum, Regional Info officer of PID M Javed Iqbal and Health officer of KCC Swapan Kumar Haldar attended the meeting.

Child Specialist Dr. Sharafat Hossain delivered the key-note paper of the meeting.

Civil Surgeon Mahbubur Rahman said a large number of volunteers and monitoring teams will provide Vitamin A Plus Capsules at different outreach centres in all nine upazila, including two Metropolitan areas of the district from 8 am to 4 pm on the day.

“Around 31,643 babies (6-11 months) and 2,39,698 babies (12-59 months) will be administered with one dose of one lakh unit Vitamin A Plus blue capsule and one dose of 200,000 unit of Vitamin A red capsule each respectively,” he said, reports BSS.

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