Health Desk- 09 Jan, 2020: Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) has completed all preparations to administer over 1.26-lakh babies under-five with Vitamin A Plus capsules in the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign (first round)-2020 on Saturday, reports BSS.
Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa disclosed this at a press conference at RpCC conference room on Wednesday while elaborating the preparations on making the National Vitamin A Plus Campaign a success.
The campaign will be carried out under the auspices of the Public Health and Nutrition Institute and National Nutrition Services under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with UNICEF assistance.
Mayor Mostafa said 634 volunteers under supervision of 75 supervisors and eight satellite monitoring teams will provide Vitamin A Plus Capsules at 295 outreach centres in all 33 wards of the city from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
With Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair, its Secretary Rashedul Islam, Chief Health Officer Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz and Health Inspector Abdul Kaiyum attended the event.
Around 19,283 babies (6-11 months) and one lakh seven thousand and 66 babies (12-59 months) will be administered with one dose of one lakh unit Vitamin A Plus Blue capsule and one dose of two lakh unit of Vitamin A Red capsule each respectively.