The national vitamin A capsules distribution campaign is likely to be held on June 22 across the country, aiming 2.20 crore children between six and fifty-nine months of age.
Asked if these capsules have any problem like before, Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters, “There is no question about the quality of the capsules.”
He said, “To meet the huge demand, some capsules were imported.”
“We have already tested the vitamin capsules in different laboratories and not found any major deviation,” said the minister at press conference on national vitamin A capsules campaign at the ministry auditorium on Thursday.
Night blindness among children has come down to 0.04 per cent of the child population from 3.76 per cent in 1982 with the regular distribution of vitamin A-plus capsules twice a year, the minister said.
Last January, the campaign was postponed after the ministry had found defects in the textures of the capsules imported from Aztec Pharmaceuticals based in Mumbai, India.