Kathmandu, Oct. 19 -- The government on Saturday launched a nationwide campaign to administer vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets.

Under the two-day campaign, the government aims to administer vitamin supplements and deworming tablets to around 2.7 million children aged six months to five years across the country.

"We would like to request all parents to make sure that their children aged six months to five years get vitamin A and deworming tablets," said Kedar Parajuli, chief of Nutrition Section under the Family Welfare Division of the Department of Health Services. "Our female community health volunteers would reach every household to ensure that every child gets the supplement and deworming tablets."

The vitamin A campaign ...