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Vitamin A plus campaign to be held Saturday

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Health Desk-- 13th July, 2018: The National Vitamin-A Plus campaign will be held across the country on Saturday, aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged from six months to 59 months, reports UNB.

Nearly, 25 lakh children, aged between six months and 11 months and around 1.94 crore children, aged between 12 months and 59 months, will be fed the capsules under the national programme.

State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jahid Malek came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the secretariat on Thursday.

Children, aged between six and 11 months, will be given the blue-coloured high-powered Vitamin A capsules, while children, aged between 12 to 59 months, will receive the red-coloured ones.

The state minister said children will be fed vitamin A capsule at some 120,000 permanent health centres across the country.