Media role vital to make Vitamin A Campaign success

Health officials at a journalists’ orientation meeting here on Wednesday sought responsive role of mass media for making the upcoming National Vitamin-A plus Campaign a total success, reports BSS. Civil Surgeon Office organised the orientation at its conference hall ahead of the upcoming National Vitamin A Plus Campaign- 2020 to be held on January 11 next.

Civil Surgeon Dr Enamul Haque briefed the journalists detailing the preparations of the campaign while Deputy Civil Surgeon Kamrul Hassan and EPI Superintendent Nur Muhammad also spoke. The civil surgeon said one dose of one lakh unit Vitamin A Blue capsule will be administered among 28,612 babies aged between 6 and 11 months and one dose two lakh unit Vitamin A Red capsule will be administered among 2,60,008 babies aged between 12 and 59 months.

He said 5,262 volunteers, 282 family welfare assistants, 228 community health service providers and 172 health assistants will work at 1,754 centers including ten permanent ones in all nine upazilas of the district.  Dr Haque said the campaign will be carried out to reduce death risks of babies, save them from blindness, caused by Vitamin A and develop immune system of the children.