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National Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign begins in Sylhet

efNational Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign-2016 began in the city and nine upazilas of the district as elsewhere in the country this (Saturday) morning.

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) and Civil Surgeon Office launched the campaign setting target to administer vitamin ‘A’ Plus capsules to more than 5.00 lakh children under five years of age.

The campaign begins from 8am in 99 centres simultaneously and will continue uninterruptedly till 4pm. A total of 2,563 outreach vaccination centres were set up by Sylhet Civil Surgeon office.

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) set up 90 centres including 120 permanent ones in its all 30 wards to carry out the programme.

Over 3,220 supervisors in the 13 upazilas of the district will supervise the ‘A’ Plus campaign at their respective jurisdictions in the Sylhet city and district.

A total of 2,563 vaccination centres will be set up by Sylhet Civil Surgeon office.

Besides 8660 volunteers and health workers in 13 upazilas in the district will carry out the drive in next four days from July 16 as a follow up programme through visiting doorsteps of the households to cover up dropped out children, civil surgeon office sources said.

SCC sources said several mobile teams consisting of 278 members in Sylhet city and 899 members in the district have been engaged to feed oral vaccines to the children at rail, bus and steamer stations as well as other places.

Cheif executive of SCC Anamul Habib, formally inaugurated the campaign by administering a vitamin A capsule to a child on the city bhaban premises this morning.

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