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State consultative meet on IDD

Menukhol John, Commissioner & Secretary addressing the gathering on Iodine Deficiency Disorders at Tourist lodge on Friday. (NP)
Dimapur, Staff Reporter:
Published on 30 Aug. 2008 12:26 AM IST
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State consultative meeting on IDD (Iodine deficiency disorder), organized by Directorate of Health & Family Welfare IDD & Nutrition Health Nagaland was held at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur with Menukhol John, Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department as the chief guest, on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Menukhol stressed on Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and some of it preventive measure. "The simplest method to prevent the broad spectrum of IDD is to consume iodated salt daily" Menukhol said. Later, the chief guest requested Food and Civil supply to come forward with measures to reduce the problems related to IDD in the state and emphasized the authority to spread awareness campaign to educate the public besides the Inspector involved in the collection of symbol. Earlier, the meeting was chaired by Dr. T.L.Nakhro, Director (Health) H&FW, dept, Nagaland, who also gave the welcome speech, Dr. Bano read out the importance of Iodine in human body, Apokla Jamir spoke on procurement & distribution fo iodized salt,Dr. N.Meren presented introduction to NIDDCP, and later Dr. Bendagtula gave the vote of thanks

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