Bangladesh, Jan. 12 -- Health and Family Planning Minister Zahid Maleque said Saturday night blindness rate is below 1.0 per cent in the country due to regular administering of Vitamin A-plus capsules.

"We want to prevent childhood blindness by administering Vitamin A-plus capsules. Blindness has been reduced significantly. Now the rate of night blindness is below than 1.0 per cent," he said.

He was speaking while inaugurating Vitamin A-plus campaign at Dhaka Shishu Hospital in the city.

The rate of night blindness was 3.76 per cent in 1974 when this campaign was launched, said the minister. He said a child who ingests the capsule will be safe from night-blindness, their immune system would be boosted, eyesight would be perfect and natur...