President Md Abdul Hamid has launched the vitamin-A plus campaign, Agencies report. He administered the capsules to children between six months and 59 weeks of age at the Bangabhaban on Friday afternoon.
The health ministry’s target is to feed the vitamin-A plus capsules to at least 21 million children on Saturday. Children of ages between six months to 11 months will be fed blue capsules while red capsules are for children between 12 months and 59 weeks. They will be fed the capsules at around 120,000 permanent health centres, and 20,000 temporary centres at bus-stands, railway station, piers, and airports.
“We must keep in mind that the children are the future of the country,” the president said. “The government is working relentlessly to build a beautiful Bangladesh for them. “We will be able to leave a beautiful Bangladesh for the next generation if we can make the endeavour a success,” he said.
Hamid urged all to take their children to the nearby vaccination centre to feed them vitamin-A plus capsule and encourage others to do so. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim, State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque, Health Secretary Syed Monjurul Islam, and the prime minister’s former health advisor Syed Modasser Ali, among others, were present.