Over 13.3 lakh babies were administered Vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in the second round of National Campaign for Vitamin A Plus capsule in the port city on Saturday.
Chattogram Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the city level campaign at city’s Andarkillah health center on Saturday, reports BSS.
About 5000 volunteers and health assistants were engaged for administering vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to the children in 1288 centres under 41 wards of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).
CCC administered around 5.40 lakh children to bring them under vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsule campaign.
Besides, Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqui inaugurated the district level campaign at Lohagara upazila health complex of the district.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has appointed over 20,000 volunteers and health assistants to feed vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules in 4861 centres under 14 upazilas of the district.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has targeted to bring 7,92,200 children under the vitamin ‘A’ Plus campaign.
CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in the city and 500 in the district also fed vitamin A plus capsules to the children at rail, bus and teamer stations as well as other places.