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Over 13 lakh babies given Vitamin 'A' plus capsule

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CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin inaugurating Vitamin A plus Campaign at CC Charity Medical Centre yesterday.

Chattogram  Bureau :
Over 13 lakh babies were administered Vitamin 'A' Plus capsules in the first round of National Campaign in the city and district on Saturday.
Chattogram Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the city level campaign at city's Enayet Bazar ward health center this morning.
About 5000 volunteers and health assistants were engaged for giving vitamin 'A' Plus capsules to the children in 1288 centres under 41 wards of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).
CCC has targeted around five lakh 30 thousand children to administer the vitamin 'A' Plus capsules.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Azizur Rahman Siddiqui inaugurated the district level campaign at Sitakundu upazila health complex under Sitakunda upazila of the district.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has appointed over 20,000 volunteers and health assistants to administer vitamin 'A' Plus capsules in 4861 centres under 14 upazilas of the district.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Office has a target to bring 7,96,200 children under vitamin 'A' Plus campaign, sources said.
CCC officials said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in port city and 500 members in the district were be engaged to feed oral vaccines to the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.

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