Over 2.71 lakh to be fed Vitamin A+ capsules in Khulna

KHULNA Khulna Civil Surgeon office has completed all preparations to immunize over 2.71-lakh 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 yesterday

(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 department

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 two lakh unit of Vitamin A red capsule each

respectively, he said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)