Call to make vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign successful

NARSINGDI, Jan 9, 2019 : Health experts here today underscored the need for making the National Vitamin A plus Campaign (second round-2018) scheduled to be observed on January 19 a total success.

They were addressing a district level advocacy and planning meeting to make the National vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign 2018 (second round) successful.

Civil surgeon office organised the meeting at Deputy Commissioner’s conference room in association with Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) and National Nutrition Services.

Vitamin-A is crucial to preventing childhood blindness and reducing child mortality.

During the keynote presentation Dr Abu Kawsar Soman, gave an overview of the meeting and aspects of vitamin-A plus campaign. He said a total of 3,50,205 children, of them 35,231 children aged six to eleven months will be administered a blue coloured vitamin A capsule while 3,14,974 children aged 12 months to 59 months will be fed a red colourd vitamin A capsule in 1,811 centers in the district.

Deputy Commissioner of Narsingdi Syeda Farhana Kawnine addressed the meeting as the chief guest with Civil Surgeon Dr. Mohammed Helel Uddin in the chair.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (general) Abdul Awal and Additional Police Super Jakir Hossain were present in the meeting as special guests.

High officials of district administration and civil surgeon office and government and non-government officials and others concerned spoke at the meeting.