First round of Vitamin A Plus campaign in Rangpur from 15-19 June

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Sharifa Begum Shiuli Rangpur Correspondent: The Vitamin A Plus campaign in Rangpur will run from June 15-19, the Civil Surgeon told Journalist Orientation. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, the Civil Surgeon told Journalist Orientation that the time had changed. It has been done from 15 to 19 June instead of 12 to 15 June. As a result, many ordinary citizens have had to take their children to different centers and return. Because, countless people can get confused about the date. Earlier, at a press conference held at Nagar Bhaban on Wednesday (June 8) at noon, Chief Executive Officer Ruhul Amin Mia said on behalf of Rosik Mayor and gave a press release that the first round of Vitamin A Plus campaign will be held in Rangpur city from June 12 to 15. In Rangpur City Corporation (Rosik) area, 1 lakh 29 thousand children will get this time in the national vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign. All the preparations have been completed, it was informed at the press conference, but later the Civil Surgeon Rangpur announced a different date. Due to this ordinary citizens are confused. On the one hand, the change in the date of the City Corporation from 12 to 15 June may create a situation of suffering as there is no publicity for the general public. The program will run from 8 am to 4 pm four days a week, excluding Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at all EPI vaccination centers in 33 wards of the city. The Civil Surgeon told Orientation that 20,000 children between the ages of 6 months and 11 months will be given blue color and 1 lakh 9 thousand children between 12 and 59 months will be given red Vitamin A Plus capsules. If a baby has been taking vitamin A plus capsules for the past four months, that baby no longer needs to be fed. He also said that the number of centers in Rangpur district is 1935. 3870 volunteers, 463 health workers and 420 family planning workers will conduct the vaccination program.

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