Vitamin ‘A’ and deworming medicine being given to children

The government is giving vitamin A and deworming medicine to children under five years of age today.

The Family Welfare Division under the Department of Health Services is going to distribute vitamin A and leprosy medicine on November 19 and 20.

The department has requested the parents to visit the vaccination center in their vicinity and give their children vitamin A and deworming medicine. Those who missed eating today can be fed tomorrow (November 3rd).

Vitamin A capsules will be given to about 2.7 million children aged 6 to 59 months during the two-day campaign. Similarly, 23 lakh 93 thousand more children between 1 to 5 years will be given leprosy medicine, according to the department.

To reduce the risk of health complications and malnutrition in children, the government has been running the National Vitamin A program since 1993. The medicine for leprosy was started from 1999.

In this program, 52 thousand health volunteers from all over the country will be mobilized. Vivek Kumar Lal said.

Fiscal Nepal |
Wednesday October 19, 2022, 10:53:13 AM |

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