Vitamin A-plus campaign begins October 4
News Desk || risingbd.com
The national Vitamin A plus campaign will start across the country from October 4 and to be continued until October 17 for feeding vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six and 59 months.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek said this at a press conference at the ministry on Thursday.
He said all the workers involved in the campaign will be provided with surgical masks to stay safe from the virus infection.
According to officials, health workers will also go to people’s doorstep to feed the capsules to those children who will miss it during the campaign.
Some 2.4 million children aged between six to12 months will be given blue capsules, while around 19.3 million children aged between one to five years will be given red capsules.
Children aged below six months or over five years or with any kind of illness should not be given the capsule.