Over 13 lakh babies given Vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsule in Ctg
CHATTOGRAM, Feb 9, 2019 (BSS) – Over 13 lakh babies were administered
Vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in the first round of National Campaign in the city
and district today.
Chattogram Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the city level
campaign at city’s Enayet Bazar ward health center this morning.
About 5000 volunteers and health assistants were engaged for giving vitamin
‘A’ Plus capsules to the children in 1288 centres under 41 wards of
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).
CCC has targeted around five lakh 30 thousand children to administer the
vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqui inaugurated the district
level campaign at Sitakundu upazila health complex under Sitakunda upazila of
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has appointed over 20,000 volunteers and
health assistants to administer vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in 4861 centres
under 14 upazilas of the district.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has a target to bring 7,96,200 children
under vitamin ‘A’ Plus campaign, sources said.
CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in port
city and 500 members in the district were be engaged to feed oral vaccines to
the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.