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3.45 lakh kids to be fed vitamin-A plus capsules in Netrakona

 Health & Lifestyle Desk

 Published: 08:55 PM, 7 January 2020  

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National vitamin-A Plus campaign will be observed in the district as elsewhere in the country on January 11.

A total of 3,45,458 children aged between six months to 59 months will be fed vitamin-A plus capsules in 86 unions of 10 Upazilas and six wards of two municipalities under the district, civil surgeon of Netrakona Dr. Tajul I slam revealed the information at a press briefing at his office here today.

A total of 2,264 health centers will be set up in the district to feed Vitamin A capsules to the children from 6am to 4pm, he added.

Dr Tajul said, “We want to prevent childhood blindness by administering vitamin-A plus capsules. Blindness problem has been reduced significantly in the country through launching vitamin A plus campaign. Less than one percent children now suffer from blindness for vitamin A deficiency.”

Feeding of Vitamin-A capsule not only keep the children safe from night- blindness, it also increases their immune system, keep their eyesight perfect, brings down the child mortality rate and ensures their natural growth among other benefits, he added.