Health Desk- 11th Jan, 2020: The national Vitamin A plus campaign has begun across the country on Saturday morning. Over 2 crore children, aged six months to 59 months, are being fed the capsule under the campaign.
Children aged between six to eleven months are being fed one blue color Vitamin A capsule, while those aged between 12 to 59 months are being fed red colored capsules from 8.00am to 4.00pm on the day.
The children are being given Vitamin A capsule at some 1, 20,000 permanent and additional 20,000 temporary mobile health centres across the country.
Besides, mobile health centres has been set up at railway stations, bus stands, launch terminals, airports, ferry terminals, bridge toll centres including Bangabadhu bridge, Daudkandi bridge and Meghna bridge and different kheya ghats across the country which are remain open from 8.00am to 4.00pm to make sure that all children are fed the capsules.
Children of the remote areas under 240 unions in 42 upazilas of 12 districts will be fed the capsules in the next four days of the campaign day through conducting a search programme. A total 2 lakh and 80 thousands volunteers have been trained in city corporation, municipality, upazila and union parishad level.
Control room has been opened in every upazila, district and centrally on the day for monitoring and observing Vitamin A Plus campaign.
On the others, the campaign in Gazipur City Corporation will be observed on January 25 instead of January 11 for Biswa Ijtema. Meanwhile, UNICEF will engage a group of volunteers (Blue Force) in the national Vitamin A-plus campaign (NVAC+) 2020 in 21 districts under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NNS-IPHN.