Vitamin A Plus campaign deferred for a week
Published: 11:29 AM, 24 September 2020
The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign has been deferred for a week for fair and smooth implementation. According to the National Nutrition Service, the campaign will start across the country from October 4 and to be continued till October 17 instead of September 26 to October 8.
To contain the spread of COVID-19 infection, the campaign will be held at different centers across the country on different days during this period. Date for any certain area will be announced locally three days earlier.
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 to 12 months will be given blue vitamin A plus 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.
Health workers will also go home to home to feed the capsules to those children who miss the campaign, officials said.