June 19, 2021, 3:08 pm
Nazrul Islam, Joypurhat : Vitamin `A’ plus campaign will be held on June 5 in Joypurhat district.
Some 11225 children aged between six to11 months will be given blue capsules, while around 114900 children aged between one to 59 months will be given red capsules. Dr Wazed Ali, civil surgeon, Joypurhat said at a media orientation and workshop held at civil surgeon conference room yesterday. He said all the workers involved in the campaign will be provided with surgical masks to stay safe.
The achievement of vitamin `A’ plus campaign was 98.99 % of children aged in between 06-11 and 99.30 % of children of 12-59 months. Health workers will also go home to home to feed the capsules to those children who miss the campaign, officials said. Dr Romana Afrin presented a multimedia presentation. The workshop was also addressed, among others, by Joypurhat Press Club president Advocate Nripendranath Mondal PP, general secretary K M Abdur Rahman Rone, Dr Jajal Hossain, journalist Shahajahan Siraj Mithu, Abdul Alim Mondal.