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Countrywide Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign June 22

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:59 PM, 16 June 2019   Updated: 08:02 PM, 16 June 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on June 22 aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six months to 59 months.

One blue color Vitamin- A capsule for children six to 11 months each and red color for 12 to 59 months

Children aged between six to 11 months will be fed one blue color Vitamin- A capsule each, while babies aged between 12 to 59 months would be fed red color capsules during the campaign from 8am to 4pm on the day, an official release said.

The rate of children’s night-blindness in the country has come down to 0.04 per cent following the distribution of Vitamin A-plus capsules regularly. The prime target of the government is to bring down the rate of children’s night- blindness to zero percent.

Health experts said that feeding of Vitamin-A capsule not only keep the children safe from night-blindness, it also increases their immune system, keep their eyesight perfect, bring down the child mortality rate and ensure their normal growth.