Government Policy

4,42,226 children to be fed Vitamin A in Jamalpur, Pirojpur districts

All preparations have been completed to make the National Vitamin "A" Plus Campaign-2016 successful in Jamalpur and Pirojpur districts.

A total of 3,20,837 children of 6 months to 5 years age group will be brought under vitamin-A capsule feeding programme in seven upazilas of Jamalpur district, said civil surgeon Dr. Moshaerul Islam Ratan today.

Meanwhile, 1,782 centers have been set up across the district for administering vitamin-A capsule under the supervision of the district civil surgeon office. Of the total centers, 1,689 are permanent, 67 additional and 26 mobile centers.

Vitamin A one of the most important micronutrients for the children survival, growth and vision, the civil surgeon said.

Besides, a total of 1,21389 children of 6 months to 5 years age group will be brought under vitamin-A capsule feeding programme in Pirojpur district, said civil surgeon Dr Fakrul Alam.

A total of 1,280 temporary centers, 8 permanent centers and 96 mobile centers have been set up in the district, the surgeon said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)