Health Desk—August 2, 2017: About 1,79,621 children of the age group- zero to five years- of all the seven upazilas of Manikganj district will be given vitamin A Plus capsules on August 5 as part of the nationwide campaign on reducing child mortality.
This was disclosed at a briefing on National Vitamin A Plus Campaign at Manikganj Press Club on Tuesday.
The civil surgeon (CS) office arranged the briefing for local journalists to make the campaign successful.
The programme will begin at 8am and continue till 4pm on the day without any break. A total of 3,386 health and family planning personnel, including volunteers and supervisors, will be engaged in the programme through 1,693 centers in the district.
Special initiatives have been taken to bring all the children of char and remote areas of the district under this programme in cooperation with some NGOs, CS Dr. Khurshid Alam said.