CHATTAGRAM: Over 12.62 lakh children aged below five years old will be administered vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules on Saturday in the city and district, reports BSS.
The campaign will begin at 8am and continue till 4 pm on July 14 on the occasion of National Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign-18.Civil surgeon Dr Mohammad Azizur Rahman Siddique disclosed this Thursday at a press conference held at Civil Surgeon office at the south-eastern coast city.
Besides, chief health officer of CCC DR Selim Akter Chowdhury in another press conference disclosed that a total of five lakh ten thousand aged below five years of old will also be administered vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules on Saturday in 41 wards under Chittagong City Corporation.
Over 500 supervisors including ward Commissioners of CCC will oversee the campaign. Civil surgeon office and CCC will jointly administer vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children. Civil surgeon office will feed vitamin ‘A’ plus capsules to seven lakh 52 thousand 704 while CCC will administer to over five lakh children.
A total of 4,861 temporary vaccination centres will be set up by Chittagong Civil Surgeon office at 15 upazila of the district while CCC will set up 1,288 temporary centres in 41 wards to carry out the programme. Over 20,000 volunteers and health workers will engage for feeding vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children aged from zero to 5 years.
CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in port city and 500 members in the district would be engaged to feed oral vaccines to the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.