A working delegation from the Ministry of Health led by Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen inspected the provision of vitamin A for children in Cao Phong district on June 1.

Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and the working delegation inspect the organisation of the vitamin A supplementation campaign in Hop Phong commune of Cao Phong district.

The medical centre of Cao Phong district has issued various plans to prevent malnutrition in children in 2024, and implement the first phase of the vitamin A supplementation campaign for children aged 6-59 months.

As many as 3,000 capsules of 200,000 international units (IU) of vitamin A, and 450 capsules of 100,000 IU were allocated to the first phase.

During the campaign which takes place in Cao Phong town and nine communes from June 1-10, children will receive vitamin A doses, get measurements of height and weight, and get dewormed.

Children from 2 years old to under 6 years old in the district benefit from the campaign, including 415 from poor and near-poor households and those freshly escaping poverty.

 Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and leaders of the provincial Department of Health present gifts to members of the trade unions of the Cao Phong district medical centre who have difficult circumstances.

At the inspection, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen laid a stress on the significance of vitamin A to children’s development. Speaking highly of the district’s campaign, Tuyen ordered competent sides to pay due attention to allocating the vitamin effectively, and raising the public awareness of the importance of vitamin A, ensuring that 98% of local kids get the supplements.

The district medical centre must enhance the communications work and instruct families to supplement daily vitamin A doses, helping reduce the rate of malnutrition in children, he added.

Tuyen and the working delegation presented 25 gift packages to members of the trade union of the district medical centre with difficult circumstances, and attended a signing ceremony for a welfare programme for workers held by the trade unions of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Information and Communications and Med Group.

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