Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni

Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni
Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni
Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni
Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni

Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni

Awareness programme on World Iodine Deficiency Day held at GHS Bijarni

DODA, October 21:

In connection with the celebration of Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day, the HWC Sub Centre Bijarni in collaboration with GHS Bijarni today organized an awareness programme in the premises of Govt High School Bijarni.

The awareness programme was held on the directions of worthy Block Medical Officer Ghat Dr Ab Gafoor Ahmed.I/c Headmaster GHS Bijarni Sh Ajay Sen presided over the programme which was attended by the staff of GHS Bijarni and HWC Sub Centre Bijarni including Ehtsham Aziz, Sh Ashwani Kumar, Kirna Rana, Anita Devi, Lalita Rana, Junaid Firdous, Farooq Ahmed, Suhaib Nisar besides health staff viz Faizan A Tramboo & Ms Sunjita Shan besides students of the school.

During the course of the awareness programme, Sh Faizan A Tramboo, resourse person from health department enlightened the participants in detail about the signs, symptoms, causes, and prevention and danger signs of Iodine Deficiency Disorder. The participants were also informed in detail the requirement of iodine intake in food for normal growth and development of humans and how its deficiency in the body may lead to serious illnesses which can start before birth, jeopardize children’s mental health and often their very survival.

It was also informed that serious deficiency of iodine during pregnancy can result in stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, congenital abnormalities like cretinism and mental retardation. It was stressed that to prevent iodine deficiency sources of Iodine like milk, meat, eggs, cereals, grains, salt, vegetables and fruits etc should be included in daily diet in adequate quantity.

I/c Headmaster Sh Ajay Sen also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of the day. Pertinently, World Iodine Deficiency Day or Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day is observed every year on 21st October. The aim of this day is to generate awareness of the adequate use of iodine and to highlight the consequences of iodine deficiency.

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