Over 13 lakh babies to be administered Vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules


CHATTOGRAM, June 19, 2019 (BSS) – Over 13.5 lakh babies would be administered Vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in the second round of National Campaign for Vitamin A Plus capsule in the city on Saturday.

Chattogram Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin will formally inaugurate the city lcampaign at city’s Bundle road health center on June 22 next.

About 5000 volunteers and health assistants will be engaged for administering vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to children in 1288 centres under 41 wards of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).

Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqui will inaugurate the district campaign at Lohagara upazila health complex of the district on Saturday.

Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has appointed over 20000 volunteers and health assistants to administer vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in 4861 centres under 14 upazilas of the district.

CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 personnel in the city and 500 in the district will be deputed to feed oral vaccines to the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.