Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign on June 22

Published: June 16, 2019 20:37:38 | Updated: June 17, 2019 09:40:27

The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on June 22 aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six months to 59 months.

Children aged between six to 11 months will be fed one blue colour Vitamin-A capsule each, while babies aged between 12 to 59 months would be fed red colour capsules during the campaign from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the day, reports BSS quoting an official release.

The rate of children’s night-blindness in the country has come down to 0.04 per cent following the distribution of Vitamin A-plus capsules regularly. The prime target of the government is to bring down the rate of children’s night- blindness to zero per cent.

Health experts said that feeding of Vitamin-A capsule not only keep the children safe from night-blindness, it also increases their immune system, keep their eyesight perfect, bring down the child mortality rate and ensure their normal growth.

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