Nationwide Vitamin A campaign tomorrow
Published: 05:20 PM, 10 January 2020
Vitamin A plus capsules campaign will be observed across the country tomorrow, with an aim to feed children, aged between six months and five years, the Vitamin A plus capsules.
Health workers and volunteers will feed the capsules to around 2.1 crore children at 1.20 lakh permanent and 20,000 makeshift centers from 8am to 4pm.
Some 25 lakh children aged between six and 12 months will be given one blue colored capsule, while around 1.95 crore children aged between one and five years would be given red-colored capsule each.
The parents are requested not to bring their children with an empty stomach to be fed the capsules. Children should not be fed the capsule forcefully or while they are crying.
Children aged below six months or over five years or with any kind of illness should not be given the capsule.