Health and Family Welfare Affairs Minister Moammad Nasim launched the national campaign for distributing Vitamin A-plus capsule among the children Saturday, Agencies report.
With a vow to prevent night-blindness and enhance power for combating diseases, over two crore children aged between five months to five years will be fed the vitamin capsules under the program.
However, the minister inaugurated the campaign at Dhaka Shishu (child) Hospital premise at around 11:45am.
Children will be fed the capsule at around 1,20000 permanent and some other 20,000 makeshift health centers across the country.
The campaign will continue from 8:00am to 4:00pm without any break. The makeshift centers were installed at bus stands, railway stations, launch terminals, airports, ferry terminals, bridge toll centers and such other places.
Nasim said that the Vitamin A-plus capsules would protect children from blindness. The rate of children’s night-blindness in the country has come down following the distribution of the capsule regularly.
The plan is a must, to ensure raising of a healthy future, added the minister.