Vitamin 'A' and de-worming tablets being administered to children below five years nationwide

Published On: November 2, 2017 12:52 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Children below five years across the nation are being administered Vitamin 'A' and de-worming tablets today and tomorrow. The Health Ministry has set a goal to administer vitamin 'A' to 2.7 million children from six months to below five years and de-worming tablets to 2.3 million children from one year to below five years. 

Chief of Nutrition Section of Child Health Division, Department of Health Service, Raj Kumar Pokharel, said that more than 50,000 female health volunteers have been mobilized for the cause. The government administers vitamin 'A' and de-worming tablets in every six months. 

Pokharel said that the children from six months to two years from 28 districts of Tarai would also be administered with power Balvita with iron supplement as anaemia has been found in the children there. The female health volunteers have been asked to carry out check up of the children whether or not the children are suffering from malnutrition. RSS

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