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Vitamin A and deworming tablets being administered to children

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KATHMANDU — As many as 2.28 million children between the age of six months and five years are being administered vitamin A and some 2.29 million with deworming tablets across the country on Wednesday and Thursday under the government’s nationwide campaign for Vitamin A supplementation.

The campaign has been undertaken so that no eligible children are left out for immunisation.

According to Chief of Nutrition Section under the Child Health Division, Raj Kumar Pokharel, deworming tablet- Albendazole tablet – is being administered to the children.

Pokharel also urged the parents to take their child to the nearest immunisation centre for the same.

He shared that around 55,000 female community health volunteers as well as other volunteers are being mobilised to facilitate the immunisation.

According to him, the Rs 100 million- biannual programme is launched in April and in November..

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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