A press briefing was organized on the occasion of National Vitamin A Plus Campaign at Lalmonirhat Civil Surgeon Office.In the press briefing held on Thursday, it was informed that the baby should be breastfed for one full month after birth. A balanced diet at home should be continued until the child is 6 months old and breastfeeding should continue until 2 years.
On February 20, children aged 6 to 12 months will be given 1 lakh blue capsules and 2 lakh red capsules for children aged 12 to 59 months. To make the program successful, 6 permanent camps and 1,120 temporary camps will be set up. Importance of taking vitamin A capsules shown through multimedia in press conference. Animal and vegetable sources are discussed in detail in vitamin A capsules.
Civil surgeon Dr. Nirmalendu Roy said, vitamin A helps in normal growth of the body, increases immunity and reduces the risk of infant mortality. It also maintains the child’s normal eyesight. Vitamin A Plus capsules do not harm children. He expects cooperation from everyone so that all children in the district are covered with vitamin A capsules. Various electronics, print and online media journalists working in the district were present on the occasion.