Health

Vitamin A and deworming tablets being administered to children


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.

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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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