Starting from Wednesday, the campaign will run in the district till September 3
Bhaskar News Service
Mathura. To increase the immunity of children and to protect them from other diseases including night blindness, children between nine months to five years of age will be given Vitamin-A supplements. For this, the campaign will start from Wednesday, which will run till September 3.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ajay Kumar Verma said that Vitamin-A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which enhances the body’s immunity. During the campaign, all the parents must feed their children between the age of nine months to five years of vitamin-A, so that they can stay nourished. He told that the main objective of this campaign is to remove the deficiency of Vitamin-A in children.
District Immunization Officer Dr. S.P. Rathore informed that nine doses of Vitamin A are given to children in the age group of nine months to five years. Its deficiency can cause loss of vision in children, poor vision at night, becoming a victim of blindness, dry eyes, dry skin and other skin-related problems. Its deficiency can also lead to life-threatening diseases such as childhood diarrhea and malnutrition. To meet all these deficiencies, it is extremely important to give vitamin A supplements to children.
District Program Officer Abhinav Mishra said that under the campaign, children between the ages of nine months to five years would be given vitamin-A supplements along with regular vaccination on every Wednesday and Saturday in the district. A separate disposable spoon will be used for each child to give vitamin A supplements. The campaign will be supported by the Nutritional International Organization.