June 1, 2012 : Bangladesh: 14 Lakh Children to be given Vitamin A

Bangladesh: 14 Lakh Children to be given Vitamin A

CHITTAGONG, May 31 (BSS)- Nearly 14 lakh children under five will be given vitamin A Plus capsules during National Vitamin A plus campaign -12 on June 2 in the city and district.
The campaign will start at 8am and continue up to 4pm without any intermission.
Over 700 supervisors including Commissioners of 41 wards will supervise the ‘A’ Plus campaign in their respective jurisdictions in the port city.
A total of 4992 temporary vaccination centres will be set up by Chittagong Civil Surgeon office in all 14 upazilas in Chittagong while Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) will set up 1248 temporary centres in its 41 wards to carry out the programme.
Over 25000 volunteers and health workers including 4848 by CCC would be engaged for giving vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children up to 5 years while one worming tablet would be given to each aged between 2 and 5 years.
Besides, 1200 volunteers and health workers in CCC area and
4850 in 14 upazilas in the district will carry out the drive in the following four days from June 3 as a follow- up programme, visiting households to cover up drop- out children, CCC and civil surgeon office sources said.
CCC sources said several mobile teams consisting of 278
members in port city and 580 members in the district have been engaged to feed oral vaccines to the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places of makeshift living.
CCC mayor M Manjur Alam will formally inaugurate the day’s programmes on June 2.
Dr Mohammad Selim, Chief health officer of CCC, in a press conference disclosed this at a press conference this noon.

Reference : BSS News