The national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on 22 June aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six months to 59 months.
Children aged between six to 11 months will be fed one blue colour Vitamin-A capsule each, while babies aged between 12 to 59 months would be fed red colour capsules during the campaign from 8:00am to 4:00pm on the day, an official release said.
The rate of children’s night-blindness in the country has come down to 0.04 per cent following the distribution of Vitamin A-plus capsules regularly. The prime target of the government is to bring down the rate of children’s night-blindness to zero per cent.
Health experts said that feeding of Vitamin-A capsule not only keep the children safe from night-blindness, it also increases their immune system, keep their eyesight perfect, bring down the child mortality rate and ensure their normal growth.