Feeding nutrition A to youngsters

Baitadi, Nov. 22: 24,000 children of Baitadi will be given vitamin A capsules. Harish Prasad Bhat, information officer at the Health Office, Baitadi, said that there is a program to feed vitamin A capsules to 23,894 children in the district as per the national program to be conducted on November 22 and 23.

Similarly, there is a program to give worm medicine to 21 thousand 54 children. Children from 6 to 59 months will be given Vitamin A and children from 1 to 5 years will be given worm medicine. The health office has stated that 831 women health volunteers will be mobilized in the center for this.

The government has been giving vitamin A and parasite medicine to children in two phases every year. The locals have been requested to take their children to the vaccination centers designated in each ward and give them vitamin A and parasite medicine. It has been feeding vitamin ‘A’ on November 3 and 4, so it is being fed on November 7 and 8 as it is the tenth day.

The government has been running Vitamin A program since 2050 BS to reduce the risk of health complications and malnutrition in children from six months to 59 months. The worm medicine has been given since 2056 BS.

Parents are urged to adhere to public health standards to avoid coronavirus infection when taking vitamin A and anti-parasitic drugs. The health office urges people not to crowd the distribution center, maintain a physical distance of at least two meters between one person and another, use masks properly for their own safety and that of children, and wash their hands frequently with soap and water and use sanitizers.रासस / File Photo


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