2.5cr kids fed Vitamin ‘A’ plus capsule
Published : Sunday, 10 February, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 597
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed the National Vitamin 'A' Plus Campaign across the country on Saturday.
"Around 2 crore and 50 lakh children have been fed Vitamin 'A' capsule across the country," said Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque.
He mentioned that the programme was conducted at 1,20,000 permanent centres and many other mobile centres set up at different points, including bus stations, railway stations and launch terminals across the country, that started at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm on Saturday.
"Sometimes, conspiring syndicate opposes this campaign and spreads rumour. But no one paid attention to any rumour in this regard," the minister said.
About 25,47,000 children aged 6-11 months were given one blue-coloured Vitamin 'A' capsule on Saturday. Alongside, 1,95,07,000 children aged 12-59 months were given one red-coloured Vitamin 'A' capsule under the campaign.
It said the campaign was conducted at a time from 1,20,000 permanent centres and 20,000 more mobile centres across the country. The mobile centres were set up at different points, including bus stand, launch terminal, ferry terminal, toll plaza of bridges, particularly at Bangabandhu bridge, Daudkandi and Meghna bridges, airports, rail stations and boat terminals.
The health ministry further said it trained 2,80,000 volunteers in cities, upazilas and unions across the country.