KATHMANDU: The first phase of National Vitamin 'A' and worm medicine for children programme commenced across the nation on Monday. Vitamin 'A' and worm medicine are provided to children between six months and five years.

According to the Child Health Division, Vitamin 'A' and worm medicine are available in the health institutions or selected centres. It informed that there are 48 thousand centres and the same number of female volunteers have been mobilised for this purpose.

The programme will continue the next day also for the children unable to participate in the first day's programme.