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3 lac children to get vitamin A in Rajshahi

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Health Desk—August 1, 2017: Around 2.97 lac children under five years of age will be administered vitamin 'A' Plus capsules on National Vitamin 'A' Plus Campaign-2017, on August 5 (1st round) in nine upazilas of Rajshahi.

The campaign will begin at 8am at 1,856 centres and continue till 4pm. A total of 1,744 outreach vaccination centres will be set up by Rajshahi Civil Surgeon office.

Over 3,712 volunteers, 376 family welfare assistants and 241 health assistants would be engaged for giving vitamin 'A' Plus capsules to the children aged from zero to 5 years in the district.

Civil Surgeon Dr Sanjit Kumar Saha revealed this at a pre-campaign press conference on Tuesday.

Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Prodish Kumar Biswash, EPI Superintendent Nur Muhammad, Health Supervisor Sarder Abul Khayer and Programme Organizer Rafiqul Islam also spoke on the occasion.