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..Follow @gorkhapost
WASHINGTON — United States President Donald Trump has said that missile attacks at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program a success.
He proclaimed on Twitter: “Mission accomplished,” echoing former President George W Bush, whose use of the same phrase in 2003 to describe the US invasion of Iraq was widely ridiculed as violence there dragged on for years.
“We believe that by hitting Barzeh, in particular, we’ve attacked the heart of the Syrian chemicals weapon program,” US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said at the Pentagon.
The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria a week ago, targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities, including a research and development center in Damascus’ Barzeh district and two installations near Homs.
Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared unlikely to halt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s progress in the 7-year-old civil war.
The bombing was the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and his superpower ally Russia, but the three countries said the strikes were limited to Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and not aimed at toppling Assad or intervening in the civil war.
The air attack, denounced by Damascus and its allies as an illegal act of aggression, was unlikely to alter the course of a multisided war that has killed at least half a million people.Follow @gorkhapost