Dhaka, Bangladesh
Vitamin A ensures healthier growth of babies

Vitamin A ensures healthier growth of babies

RANGPUR, Dec 23: Health experts here on Saturday said Vitamin A increases disease resistant capacity of the under five babies, prevents their night blindness and other diseases to ensure their healthier growth, reports BSS. They came up with the opinion at the inaugural ceremony of the ‘National Vitamin A Plus Campaign (Second Round) 23 December- 2017’ held on the ‘Nagar Bhaban’ premises in the city. Rangpur Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Mozammel Hossain attended the function as the chief guest with Chief Executive Officer of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) Akhter Hossain Azad in the chair. Chief Health Officer of RpCC Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz and its Health Inspector Abdul Kaiyum, among others, addressed the function. Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz put importance on providing Vitamin A Plus Capsule to all under-five babies for increasing their disease resistant capacity to further reduce infant mortality rate and prevent night blindness. He said 630 supervisors and volunteers are engaged in providing Vitamin A Plus Capsules to over 1.28 lakh under five babies at 297 outreach centres including 10 satellite centres in all 33 wards of the city. “Under the programme, 20,300 babies aged between 6 and 11 months and 1.08-lakh babies between 12 and 59 months will be administered with one Vitamin A Plus Blue Capsule and one Vitamin A Red Capsule each respectively,” Dr Taz added. The chief guest said Vitamin A Plus Capsule has no side effect and asked the parents to contact the health officials if their babies would show vomiting tendency after taking the capsule. “The under- five babies, who were immunised with Vitamin A Plus Capsules anytime during the past four months period, do not need to be immunised,” he added.

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