Vitamin A plus campaign held in Faridpur

Vitamin A plus campaign held in Faridpur

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As part of the countrywide vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign with the object of reducing the night blindness and growing resistance power in the children against diseases due to malnutrition, district health department conducted the day long campaign yetsrday(Saturday) across the district.According to local Civil Surgeon office sources , 37300 babies with the age range of 6-11 months were fed with blue colored capsule containing liquid vitamin A while 230325 babies with the age range of 12 -59 months were given red colored vitamin A capsule.According to the source, 6300 filed level workers of both health and Family Planning departments carried on the campaigns in 79 unions and four pourashavas of nine upazillas of the district. The campaign was conducted at 2100 centers.The source said that now the concerned health workers will make a follow up and door to door search if any baby is left out of the campaign. Despite inclement weather since morning due to rain and strong wind that swept over the district the campaign was not hampered because the attendance of the parents was very much spontaneous and large in number, the source said. -BSS, Faridpur

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