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3,24,769 children to be administered vitamin A

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Health Desk-- 12th July, 2018: About 3, 24769 children in Jamalpur district will be administered vitamin A capsule during National vitamin A plus campaign on Saturday, reports BSS.

Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Mumtakim Mahmud Saadi at an orientation workshop at Dr Nazrul Islam conference room of the civil surgeon office on Wednesday disclosed the information.

Saadi said 37059 children aged from 6 month to 11 months will be administered IU (International Unit) blue coloured vitamin A capsule while 2,87710 children aged from 12 months to 59 months will be fed IU red coloured vitamin A capsule on the day in the district.

He said making the campaign successful, a total of 1692 centers have been set up in the district.

Among others, District Health Superintendent at Civil Surgeon Office Khalilur Rahman and Co-ordinator of Nutrition International Mahfuza Ruma, spoke at the orientation workshop.