NNS observes ‘National Vitamin A Plus Campaign 2022’

Published : 23 May 2022 08:21 PM

Under the overall management of the National Nutrition Service (NNS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a four-day nationwide "National Vitamin A Plus Campaign" will be held from Sunday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 8. The National Vitamin A Plus Campaign will provide a blue capsule of 1 lakh IU dose to children aged 6-11 months and a red capsule of 2 lakh IU dose to children aged 12-59 months from 8 am to 4 pm in compliance with hygiene rules.

The 4-day campaign will be conducted in all EPI centers and permanent health centers in the country. According to the prescribed EPI schedule, Vitamin A capsules will be administered to the intended children by the Health Assistants, Family Welfare Assistants and Volunteers at the designated EPI Centers on 4 working days in 8 sub-blocks of each ward (old). In addition, children will be given vitamin A capsules at community clinics and other government health centers. These activities will also be conducted in EPI centers in Municipal and City Corporation areas.

At the same time nutrition message will be given to the parents or guardians of the children who come to the center.

Physical distance and hygiene, wearing a mask, washing hands with soap for 20 seconds, using sanitizer etc will be ensured due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

The implementation process of this campaign will be monitored through the 'Real Time' app as part of the 'Digital Bangladesh' suffix. Note that this campaign will be conducted with the aim of feeding vitamin A capsules to more than 22 million children across the country.

Vitamin ‘A’ prevents blindness in children, increases immunity, reduces complications and death of diarrhea and measles. So to ensure your child's health and prevent blindness it is important feed the child vitamin A capsules.

Vitamin A capsules are government approved and quality standard. So it can be safely fed to the baby.